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Anorexia Nervosa

An eating disorder whereby one suffers from a loss of appetite resulting in self-starvation

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Does a buzzard poop or do throw everything up?

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We have turkey buzzards and they digest everything, they have very acid systems, there poop has been know to eat holes threw roofs. If they poop on your car, you must wash it off asap or it will eat right to the bare metal

Why do anorexics have mood swings?

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Have you ever felt hungry and felt crabby? Yeah.

What would happen if you had anorexia and bulimia at the same time?

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Anorexia and Bulimia are diagnosed mainly by the weight of the sufferer. If a Bulimic person becomes underweight, they will then be diagnosed with Anorexia the Binge and Purge subtype. There are two main subtypes of anorexia nervosa:

Restricting: Where low weight is maintained by low food intake, exercise and/or laxative abuse

Binge/Purge: While restricting; engaging in regular binge and/or purge sessions

Can anorexia lead to swollen lymph nodes?

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Anemia does not normally cause swollen lymph nodes. lymph nodes are most commonly the sign of bacterial/viral infections. These lymph nodes are usually soft, mobile, tender and swell to a large size over a short period of time. other causes of swollen lymph nodes incluse benign growths and malignancies. When watching out for malignancies, lymph nodes should be checked if they are hard, non-mobile, cause no pain and swell largely over a longer period of time (weeks-months)

How does anorexia affect your cells?

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Anorexia can essentially starve the cells. This can make them die off or just become smaller or affect how well they function. Malnutrition (as a result of eating disorders) can also slow cell production and re-growth rates, too.

How much should a Anorexia person eat and how much do they actually eat?

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If your anorexic you should build up your food intake gradually. if your wondering how to be anorexic the easiest diet that's filling is bread(buttered) and water(pints) x

What is the difference between the names anorexia nervosa and anorexia?

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It is just a shorter version of the full name. Anorexia is short for Anorexia Nervosa. Therefore, Anorexia Nervosa is commonly referred to as Anorexia. (As is Bulimia. Bulimia is short for Bulimia Nervosa.)

What is the best way to help someone suffering from anorexia nervosa?

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Most of the time, the person will deny the fact that they have an eating disorder. You usually have to find the help for them, whether it be a parent, good friend, or a counselor of some sort. From there, the person you sought will seek professional help if they as well believe that said person has an eating disorder.

Will you still lose weight if you don't eat but still drink specialty coffees like french vanilla or Starbucks and replace food with drinks?

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Yes, but remember there is a lot of sugar in syrup - it is made entirely of sugar, and also it is VERY bad for your body to not eat. Your body will go into "starvation" mode and store ANYTHING you eat as fat, so you wont be able to eat anything at all, also your body will burn muscle instead of fat which will lower your metabolism making it harder to lose weight. It is better to do lots of exercise and build some muscle, as muscle burns more calories than fat, and you will be able to eat more and lose more weight.

Another opinionYou will lose weight, but your metabolism will slow down and it will be even harder to lose weight in the future.

How can eating disorders affects the nervous system?

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Anorexia can essentially starve the cells that make up the nervous system. A lack of nutrients can make the cells not be able to function properly, and the cells can also die off. Malnutrition (as a result of eating disorders) can also slow cell production and re-growth rates, too.

Which one of these eating disorders is more likely to affect men than women a bulimia nervosa b chronic dieting c anorexia nervosa d muscle dysmorphia?

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bulimia / anorexia - eating disroders, women are more affected than men by a 9 : 1 ratio.

chronic dieting - women tend to diet significantly mroe than men do.

muscle dysmorphia - can affect both men and women equally.

How many people die a year from binge eating disorders?

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Actually, not too many peopledie directly from binge eating disorders. Instead, some die from side effects like weight gain, gastric distress, and occasionaly ruptured stomachs. Only a few thousand a year world wide.

Can you lose weight by using birth control?

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No.If you mean the contraception pill or other products that contains hormones that no, you don't lose any weight.

Weight gain is a very common side effect of hormonal methods of birth control, how much a woman will gain tends to vary. Weight gain is due to an increase in appetite and easier fat deposition as a result of the increase in hormones.

What fraction of people treated for anorexia nervosa show reasonable maintenance of weight gain?

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Only about 20% of all anorexics will ever fully recover and maintain a healthy weight. About 50%, post-treatment, will maintain a healthy lifestyle for at least a few months before relapsing.

1/2 ~jmata

How long should you wait to throw up after you eat if you are bulimic?

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It may not be right after eating, but it has to be soon enough that the food is still in your stomach and hasn't really begun to be digested and stuff yet. Generally is it within 30 mins. to 1hour 30 mins after eating that bulimics will throw up.

Who are people with anorexia?

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A person with an eating disorder is usually referred to by their disorder. For example, a person with anorexia is called an anorexic. A person with bulimia is called a bulimic. A person who suffers from binge-eating or compulsive-over-eating disorder are called binge or emotional eaters.

Do you have to have anorexia to bo a model?

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You don't have to be really skinny to be a model, you should be skinny but toned as well. My advice is to have a healthy diet which includes some daily exercise like sit-ups or Jackknives.Just promise me you wont go on a crash diet :S its just sooo unhealthy (:

Does the word anorexic have a positive connotation?

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Sometimes in this society it is used as a synonym for being thin, nd in that sense it can do, but when spoken of as the actual psychological illness, i wouldn't say it does.

Is kelly ripa aware of her anorexia?

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Whether or not Kelly Ripa is in fact anorexic, yes she would be "aware". You know what you are, and you know that what you are doing is wrong, but you are too consumed in the feeling that you can't stop. So obviously, she would know if she was. But it's her secret to keep.

What kind of people usually have anorexia?

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Anyone can potentially become anorexic. Those who are more likely are....

*Women

*Between the ages of 12 and 26

*Those who live in the Western Hemisphere of the world

*Alcoholic / Drug Addict

*Those who suffer from low self-esteem, depression, BDD (Body Dismorphic Disorder), low self body image, ect.

*Family history

*Friends who suffer from similar eating disorder

*White / Caucasian

*From an upper- or middle-class family

Can anorexia recur?

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Yes, anorexia can recur. It usually ends up being a life-long struggle because the person learned how to deal with their problems by exerting control over their own bodies and it is a vicious cycle that is hard to break.

Why anorexia affect circulatory system?

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In order to work properly, the heart requires adequate amounts of potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and other electrolytes in a certain balance. If these components are not present in the required amounts the electrical activity of the heart is interrupted. This is what happened to the 70's singer, Karen Carpenter. She had anorexia and did not take in enough food to supply her heart with what it needed and she died from a cardiac arrest. Her heart just stopped beating because it had no more fuel on which to run. Anorexia also destroys the other organs in the body and the muscles as well because the body thinks it is being starved to death, which it actually is, and begins to feed off of itself. Other people have gone into kidney failure and required dialysis for what time they lived after that; some people have messed up their intestines to the point where they will never work the same again. Anorexia is very dangerous. It is a compulsion and requires professional intervention. If you are the anorexic, please get help for yourself! You are worth so much more than just starving yourself to death for what you think is an attractive body image.

What would be a typical meal plan for someone who has anorexia?

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There is no general rule to how much a suffering anorexic would eat. Each individual sets their own goals and targets when it comes to Calories and Weight. Most anorexics restrict calories to anything from 0 to 800 calories a day, and will have Fasting periods where they eat nothing at all. Anorexics usually have lists of 'safe' foods and food they can not have at all, again, what goes on these lists depends on each individual, although if you compared list, you will probably find they go on the same general basis.

How is the disease characterised?

  • Body weight is maintained at least 15 per cent below that expected for a person's height.
  • It is self-induced weight loss caused by avoiding fattening foods and may involve taking excessive exercise, using laxatives or diuretics or self-induced vomiting.
  • There is a strong, almost overwhelming fear of putting on weight, with sufferers preoccupied with the shape or size of their bodies.
  • Rules are invented regarding how much food is allowed and how much exercise is needed after eating certain amounts of food.
  • Those suffering from anorexia pursue a very low 'ideal' weight.
  • The weight loss may cause hormonal disturbances and women with anorexia nervosa may stop having periods.

As for a recovering anorexics meal plans, i couldn't tell you, i haven't got that far.

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When I was going through anorexia, before treatment, this was my meal plan

Monday : 1 c. vegetable broth (5 cal)

fat free/sugar free jello cup (5 cal)

Tuesday : DIET COKE DAY! only drink diet coke today, nothing else

Wednesday : cheese stick (70 cal)

hot tea (0 cal)

Thursday: 1 c. vegetable broth (5 cal)

cheese stick (70 cal)

diet coke if light-headed

Friday : Weekend fast, only water

Saturday : Weekend fast, only water

Sunday : Weekend fast, only water

and repeat. but this got me sent to rehab for 60 days so i dont recommend it

What is a common characteristic of both bulimics and anorexics?

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Both anorexics and bulimics are cautious about how much they eat around other people and what kinds of foods they ingest. They do not like to eat around other people (secrecy is the name of the game). They both starve themselves for long periods of time (bulimics just make up for it by stuffing it all down later). They might appear bloated, but that is mostly bulimics due to water retention so I suppose it depends on how much the anorexic is vomiting.

How much weight can you lose by starving yourself for two weeks?

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Every person is different, but I can tell you that starving yourself will not help you lose weight. Your body will actually start to hold onto weight after about 3 days of starving yourself and anything with fat that you put into your body will go straight for the fat reserves. Your body will think it is headed for hard times and that it will need all the fat it can take. So you would hurting your body more than anything, probably even gaining weight once you do decide to eat. Also, you could cause yourself a heart or brain problems from starving yourself. That is what happened to Terri Schiavo, her extreme dieting methods caused her brain damage. Be smart about weight loss, the simple method that works is to cut your calorie intake and start exercising. There is no easy way around it and especially if you want to lose weight and keep it off.