Anorexia nervosa or bulimia

Common Questions and Answers about Anorexia nervosa or bulimia


Avatar f tn How many times do you have to puke yourself to be considered bulimic? Does anorexia or bulimia cause hair loss? And is there any possible way that any of this could cause my hands to shake?
Avatar f tn 5, so yes, you must be quite thin to have anorexia nervosa, however to have other eating disorders, like Bulimia Nervosa (either of the two subtypes of bulimia) or ED-NOS you don't have to be thin at all. Actually, most people with bulimia or EDNOS are of normal weights or overweight. Eating disorders are most commonly caused by rape and/or abuse, or other traumatic events.
554703 tn?1227497870 I never had an eating disorder per say, but years ago during a hard time with my Ex-husband, I didn't eat much and when I did, I only ate things like rice and ham. I lost 39 pounds in 5 weeks and woke up one morning with my heart beating all over the place and was rushed to the ER. Long story short, I was told I was close to joining Karen Carpenter. Karen died from "heartbeat irregularities brought on by chemical (electrolyte) imbalances associated with anorexia nervosa.
Avatar n tn * Eating disorders, such as anorexia or bulimia. For more information, see the topic Anorexia Nervosa or Bulimia Nervosa. * Increased exercise. Missed periods are common in endurance athletes. * Emotional stress. * Illness. * Travel. * Medicines such as hormonal birth control methods, which may cause lighter, less frequent, more frequent, or skipped periods or no periods at all. * Hormone problems.
Avatar f tn Diabetes and Bulimia are a deadly duo, To say "As per I knew there is no relation between bulimia for diabetes." is incorrect. This link produced 1,510,000 hits on the subject. As you review each thread you'll see lots of distinct relationships between bulimia and diabetes.
Avatar m tn I was wondering if her doctors have considered issues like bulimia/ anorexia in her. Other than this issues that may need to be considered are recurrent infections, food allergies/ intolerance, parasitic infestations etc. Without a clinical evaluation it would be inappropriate on my side to comment further. I would suggest a detailed evaluation by a gastroenterologist for the above mentioned possibilities. After a cause is diagnosed, it can be managed accordingly. Hope this helps. Take care!
Avatar m tn Celexa is used to treat depression. This drug is also used to treat eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa) and other mental conditions (obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder). All the other medications you mentioned are from the same family(SSRI's).
Avatar f tn If you have eating behavior not clearly defined as anorexia or bulimia, its called Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified or EDNOS. I want to tell you that you are a very strong person to recognize this and that you want to change it. That is the first step. I'm not a professional, but I think you would benefit from talking to someone who can help you understand your habits and feelings of the loss of control.
Avatar m tn she is hospitalized every time she gets down to 84 lbs for 3 months..these diseases/bulimia and anorexia nervosa / are a way of expressing a deep depression deep within u...u need to deal with that to get ur self better....if u do not the reasons u self medicate will still be there..not always curale but the diseases can be managed.....gotta treat the cause sometimes to fix the problem...
Avatar f tn You may have to undergo a variety of medical tests to rule out other health problems like depression, schizophrenia, eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia, bipolar disorder, alcohol abuse or other substance abuse; current morbid obesity, and active medical diseases. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor.
Avatar n tn There are many other causes of unexplained weight loss 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. Either she does not eat well or there is increased metabolism as in hyperthyroid states, HIV, cancer etc.
Avatar f tn I was wondering about the medical and social differences between patients with anorexia and patients with orthorexia, or if generally they are felt to be the same disease?
Avatar f tn I am also 14, and I have also been struggling with anorexia nervosa for a while now. Please tell your guardian, or anyone you trust what you have been going through. I recommend talking to a counselor because I know there is WAY MORE to your story than you have told and that you have let on; these are not just surface problems. Try to eat three meals a day even if they are small. Just eat something for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
179856 tn?1333547362 t know anything about Portia. I had no idea she suffered from anorexia nervosa. I assumed she had anorexia - eating disorder from any cause - and that is why I assumed the anorexia resulted from her cirrhosis. Now, that I have read the gossip/Oprah stuff I lean more towards Willy's opinion.
Avatar f tn Recently i suffered from anorexia nervosa with then developed into me binge eating which then ended in bulimia nervosa. I am aware of what is happening to me, but as it has happened in a short space of time (2years) i feel a little lost. I live in the UK and it is extremly hard to get help as docotors do not see me as underweight. But everyone knows that there is something wrong.
785277 tn?1244324809 More importantly however is addressing the issue of anorexia and bulimia. 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.
Avatar f tn People with eating disorders often fool everyone around them, and even themselves, about their problem. The symptoms of an ED like anorexia nervosa do not necessarily include constantly weighing oneself. And some people with EDs will play along with others when it comes to talking about their appearance. A loss of 25 lbs. in two months is a lot of weight. So the next step would be to have your daughter see an eating disorder specialist if she hasn't already.
Avatar m tn Is she scared to gain weight? Is she obsessive about her body? If so, these are signs of anorexia nervosa. Sometimes when someone doesn't eat for a while the stomach gets smaller and a person can feel full faster. This can happen even for a person who does not show signs of or have an eating disorder. Is the reason she hasn't been eating much lately because she feels sick, or does she feel sick because she hasn't been eating much lately?
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 m tn So, if at all you experience severe emotional stress, you can obviously suffer with irregular periods. Various eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia nervosa can also have influence on your regular menstrual cycle. So, if you have any kind of eating disorder, you can certainly experience irregular periods. Excessive exercising or straining your body also leads to irregular menstrual cycle. This is the reason why most of athletes encounter missed periods.
639965 tn?1228344380 For more information and treatment options on anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, you could visit the bella vita website.