Anorexia causes eating disorders

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Avatar f tn m so glad you came back with an update! Ya, eating disorders are a life time because it is not like other things where you maybe don't have to deal with the 'problem' area again. You always have to eat. Did you go to a treatment facility for it? Sorry about the epilepsy diagnosis. That's crazy you had no family history of it and it appeared so suddenly. Are you doing okay with the diagnosis? On medication?
Avatar f tn A common myth that people often spread around is that eating disorders (like anorexia) are caused by the media, or looking at thin models and celebrities. (This myth makes me very angry, as I have suffered from anorexia nervosa for over 25 years and am terminally ill because of it. I have never been interested in celebrities or models, I've not watched a television in decades and never even owned one in my life. I don't read magazines and I don't listen to the radio.
785277 tn?1244324809 There are other major health issues that need to be addressed as well. I suggest you post in the Anorexia/Bulimia/Binge Eating section in the Ask a Doctor forum to find out more. Sorry I don't particularly deal with it in terms of overall health.
1207078 tn?1265825982 m glad you posted here. Unfortunately binge eating and anorexia are like different sides of the same coin. You have an eating disorder. The good news is you CAN become a "normal teenage girl" and get recovery from your eating disorder. The problem though is it's not something that can be achieved easily with "tips" or "tricks". Eating disorders are complicated and have many causes.
Avatar m tn Are they referring to people with active eating disorders who are in a compromised medical state and more prone to seizing, or will anyone who has ever had an eating disorder be denied this med? I am not asking for Wellbutrin because of the weight loss side effects- 100% honest!!- but instead for its apparent success rate. Finally, do I simply ask my doctor to prescribe it for me? Or would they have to recommend it?
554703 tn?1227497870 Eating disorders can impact all of the body's organs. As an example, a person with an eating disorder may experience electrolyte imbalances. Electrolytes are essential to the production of the body's "natural electricity". Among many things, appropriate levels help to ensure healthy kidneys and heart, blood sugar levels and the delivery of oxygen to the cells.
Avatar m tn // I hope you come back to talk to us.
Avatar n tn Is there treatment For Eating Disorders other than Impatient Hospitals? My family thinks that I have Anorexia. I have a histroy of mental health problems, including; PTSD, Major Depressive Disorder, and ADHD.
Avatar m tn // Diagnosis of eating disorders requires you to step outside of it and ask for help. The best place to start may be to have a physical and express your eating practices and concerns over your weight at that time. If your physician agrees you have an unhealth relationship with food, they may suggest the next step for help.
Avatar n tn Low blood pressure could be due to anemia, dehydration, drug induced etc. Anorexia and bulimia are both eating disorders that have been associated with a poor self-perception and body image. They can lead to depression and even suicidal tendencies.Depression, thyroid disorders, anxiety stress all can lead to such feelings.Hypoxia, vascular problems, Coarctation of aorta and hypoglycemia are few other causes of syncopal attacks. It is better to seek medical help at the earliest.
Avatar n tn In which case taking help from a doctor specialized in treating eating disorders will help. There are many other causes like worms in stool, depression, anorexia nervosa, AIDS, cancers especially colon cancers, drug abuse, infections and loss of appetite. Loss of appetite can again be due to certain medications, drug abuse, depression, AIDS, acute and chronic infections, cancers and hypothyroidism.
Avatar n tn Yes there are many forms of eating disorders ranching from relatively light to severe. I thinkit would be best to seek help now,these things can get worse and the sooner you deal with it the better in the sense that you can prevent worse.
Avatar f tn Ask to speak with a counselor at school who has experience with eating disorders. The health center and counselor can help assist you to get the proper treatment. Visit the bella vita website to learn more about Anorexia and different treatment options.
5613711 tn?1370974671 I can understand your confusion around this issue as eating disorders is a complex disorder. Eating disorders can look many different ways including the symptom of over-exercising. How do you feel when you don’t exercise? Is it hard to tolerate? Do you feel like you NEED to exercise? The answers to these questions can give you some clue as to whether there is a dependency issue there. You say you were diagnosed with anorexia when you were 13 and you received no treatment.
Avatar f tn I'm 14 and i've been suffering from Anorexia & Bulimia for a little over a year now. As much as i don't like eating, due to the disorders, i still wanna keep as healthy as i can. I do eat things i think are safe at times that appeal to me..i was wondering if there are any healthy low calorie foods you recommend? The more food i feel comfortable eating the more i will recover.
1050362 tn?1253918483 Talk to your family doctor, or look for a referral to a therapist who is experienced with eating disorders. Eating disorders are about feelings and how we feel about ourselves. My guess is your self esteem is not so good. Those are the things you need to get help with to get the eating disorder under control. Talking to people online is good and there are some people on this board around your age that will probably see and respond to this post soon.
Avatar f tn There is also an eating disorders forum on here as well which might help, sadly I don't think youre going to get a lot of help with anorexia on the bipolar forums but its worth the question. I tend to be the same as leftcoastchick - doctor is the person you need, I know anorexia needs serious help and counselling but id also wonder if it is anorexia which has fairly specific symptoms and behaviours as opposed to not eating which is indeed possibly an attempt at suicide.
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4744855 tn?1358656623 In which case taking help from a doctor specialized in treating eating disorders will help. There are many other causes like worms in stool, depression, anorexia nervosa, AIDS, cancers especially colon cancers, drug abuse, infections and loss of appetite. Loss of appetite can again be due to certain medications, drug abuse, depression, AIDS, acute and chronic infections, eating disorders, cancers and hypothyroidism.
918035 tn?1274644533 I myself have 15 years recovery from an Eating Disorder; not Anorexia, but I have spoken with many people who have longterm recovery from that as well. Over time, your symptoms will get less and less frequent and when you are in recovery if something upsets you you will think about restricting, but will have other tools to handle your feelings. I think it is very much important for you to receive treatment for your Anorexia because it is very very hard to do it on your own.
Avatar f tn "Why" is never a simple question when it comes to eating disorders. Eating disorders have many causes, some of them related to ideas and feelings about food and body weight, some of them having to do with other feelings and moods and ideas. What is important right now is not "why" so much as getting help. Neither bulimia or compulsive overeating are manifested with low body weight. Most bulimics have normal weight or a bit over.
Avatar f tn Other causes of cold extremities are hypothyroidism, eating disorders like anorexia, Vit B12 deficiency, Addison’s disease, adrenal causes like pheochromocytoma, anemia, Buerger’s disease, chronic fatigue syndrome and Raynaud’s disease. You will need some tests like treadmill test, color Doppler, angiography, ultrasonography and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). The best thing would be to consult a general practitioner or PCP and try and assess what is the cause of your problem.