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Question: anorexia/bulimia


 ekitty789 - Mon Jan 12, 2004 9:31 pm

what happens to anorexics' and bulimics' bodies?
 Dr. Russell M - Mon Jan 12, 2004 11:31 pm

User avatar Hi!

The anorectic fears of a fat body so much that the patient becomes lean by not eating.

The bulimic fears a fat body and vomits the food the patient eats, and maintains normal or high body weight.

Warm regards,

Bill
 ekitty789 - Tue Jan 13, 2004 9:50 pm

yes, but what happens inside, as far as damage goes?
 Dr. Russell M - Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:57 pm

User avatar Hi!

The anorectic's body becomes weak, with lassitude, and they can have palpitations, dizziness, shortness of breath, chest pain, coldness of extremities, and amenorrhea (stopping of menses) in women. 90% of anorectics are women. Death is high with 6-20% succumbing to disorder, from suicide or starvation.

The bulemic can also have similar problems along with cramps, carpopedal spasm (spasm of hands n feet), vomiting of blood, heartburn, sore throat, and menstrual irregularities in women. 90-95% of bulemics are women. Usually, cardiac arrhythmia (disorder of rhythm of heart) causes death in bulemics.

Hope this helps.

Warm regards,

Bill
 jamiekatied - Sat Nov 20, 2004 5:41 pm

Are there any ways bulimics can have head/brain problems? What would be a reason that a headache at the scalp could occur after vomiting and for the next several days. Major cause of concern?

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