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What are the symptoms and signs of anorexia?

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June 26, 2019 / By Easter
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Chalice Chalice | 8 days ago
Anorexia Symptoms 1. Dramatic weight loss in a relatively short period of time. 2. Wearing big or baggy clothes or dressing in layers to hide body shape and/or weight loss. 3. Obsession with weight and complaining of weight problems (even if "average" weight or thin). 4. Obsession with calories and fat content of foods. 5. Obsession with continuous exercise. 6. Frequent trips to the bathroom immediately following meals (sometimes accompanied with water running in the bathroom for a long period of time to hide the sound of vomiting). 7. Visible food restriction and self-starvation. 8. Visible binging and/or purging. 9. Use or hiding use of diet pills, laxatives, ipecac syrup (can cause immediate death!) or enemas. 10. Isolation. Fear of eating around and with others. 11. Unusual Food rituals such as shifting the food around on the plate to look eaten; cutting food into tiny pieces; making sure the fork avoids contact with the lips (using teeth to scrap food off the fork or spoon); chewing food and spitting it out, but not swallowing; dropping food into napkin on lap to later throw away. 12. Hiding food in strange places (closets, cabinets, suitcases, under the bed) to avoid eating (Anorexia) or to eat at a later time (Bulimia). 13. Flushing uneaten food down the toilet (can cause sewage problems). 14. Vague or secretive eating patterns. 15. Keeping a "food diary" or lists that consists of food and/or behaviors (ie., purging, restricting, calories consumed, exercise, etc.) 16. Pre-occupied thoughts of food, weight and cooking. 17. Visiting websites that promote unhealthy ways to lose weight. 18. Reading books about weight loss and eating disorders. 19. Self-defeating statements after food consumption. 20. Hair loss. Pale or "grey" appearance to the skin. 21. Dizziness and headaches. 22. Frequent soar throats and/or swollen glands. 23. Low self-esteem. Feeling worthless. Often putting themselves down and complaining of being "too stupid" or "too fat" and saying they don't matter. Need for acceptance and approval from others. 24. Complaints of often feeling cold. 25. Low blood pressure. 26. Loss of menstrual cycle. 27. Constipation or incontinence. 28. Bruised or calluses knuckles; bloodshot or bleeding in the eyes; light bruising under the eyes and on the cheeks. 29. Perfectionist personality. 30. Loss of sexual desire or promiscuous relations. 31. Mood swings. Depression. Fatigue. 32. Insomnia. Poor sleeping habits Please get help if you or someone you know has an eating disorder! I suffered from anorexia a few years ago and nearly died but now I'm recovered! Recovery is hard at first but worth it in the end! Hope this helps! =)
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Chalice Originally Answered: What are the symptoms and signs of anorexia?
Anorexia Symptoms 1. Dramatic weight loss in a relatively short period of time. 2. Wearing big or baggy clothes or dressing in layers to hide body shape and/or weight loss. 3. Obsession with weight and complaining of weight problems (even if "average" weight or thin). 4. Obsession with calories and fat content of foods. 5. Obsession with continuous exercise. 6. Frequent trips to the bathroom immediately following meals (sometimes accompanied with water running in the bathroom for a long period of time to hide the sound of vomiting). 7. Visible food restriction and self-starvation. 8. Visible binging and/or purging. 9. Use or hiding use of diet pills, laxatives, ipecac syrup (can cause immediate death!) or enemas. 10. Isolation. Fear of eating around and with others. 11. Unusual Food rituals such as shifting the food around on the plate to look eaten; cutting food into tiny pieces; making sure the fork avoids contact with the lips (using teeth to scrap food off the fork or spoon); chewing food and spitting it out, but not swallowing; dropping food into napkin on lap to later throw away. 12. Hiding food in strange places (closets, cabinets, suitcases, under the bed) to avoid eating (Anorexia) or to eat at a later time (Bulimia). 13. Flushing uneaten food down the toilet (can cause sewage problems). 14. Vague or secretive eating patterns. 15. Keeping a "food diary" or lists that consists of food and/or behaviors (ie., purging, restricting, calories consumed, exercise, etc.) 16. Pre-occupied thoughts of food, weight and cooking. 17. Visiting websites that promote unhealthy ways to lose weight. 18. Reading books about weight loss and eating disorders. 19. Self-defeating statements after food consumption. 20. Hair loss. Pale or "grey" appearance to the skin. 21. Dizziness and headaches. 22. Frequent soar throats and/or swollen glands. 23. Low self-esteem. Feeling worthless. Often putting themselves down and complaining of being "too stupid" or "too fat" and saying they don't matter. Need for acceptance and approval from others. 24. Complaints of often feeling cold. 25. Low blood pressure. 26. Loss of menstrual cycle. 27. Constipation or incontinence. 28. Bruised or calluses knuckles; bloodshot or bleeding in the eyes; light bruising under the eyes and on the cheeks. 29. Perfectionist personality. 30. Loss of sexual desire or promiscuous relations. 31. Mood swings. Depression. Fatigue. 32. Insomnia. Poor sleeping habits Please get help if you or someone you know has an eating disorder! I suffered from anorexia a few years ago and nearly died but now I'm recovered! Recovery is hard at first but worth it in the end! Hope this helps! =)

Annora Annora
Bulimia is mainly eating food, or even binge eating, and then throwing it up after eating. It can also be known as "binge and purge." Weight is lost fairly fast, and their teeth overtime will begin to decay from the acids in the vomit. My friend suffered from it for years and she always looked tired and pale; she also would go to the bathroom immediately after eating regardless of where we were. Anorexia is the loss or absence of an appetite. Anorexia nervosa is when the person has a wrong self image (thinking they're fat or obese when clearly they're no where near either) and they pretty much starve themselves. Usually, they won't eat anything at all, drop weight quick, weak and/or tired. If you suspect your friend is suffering from either eating disorder, don't be afraid to calmly approach her about it and be supportive for her. I wouldn't say anything until after observing her behavior over some time and watching her each time I see her to see if she is losing any weight.
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York York
Hi, Following are the symptoms of anorexia: Deliberate self-starvation with major weight loss Fear of gaining weight Refusal to eat Denial of hunger Constant exercising Greater amounts of hair on the body or face Sensitivity to cold temperatures Absent or irregular menstrual periods Loss of scalp hair A self-perception of being fat when the person is really too thin Thinking may be confused or slowed, and an anorexic patient may have poor memory and lack judgment.
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Shelumiel Shelumiel
Anorexia symptoms in eating behavior • Excessive dieting even after being thin or underweight • Obsession with calories and nutritional facts • Pretending to eat or skipping meals • Strange way of eating • Much more attention paid to nutrition labels • Hatred for foods that used to be favorites • Refusal to eat with others • Binge eating Anorexia symptoms in appearance and body image • Rapid weight loss • Feeling fat despite being thin • Obsession with appearance • Bone loss • Extra sensitivity to cold • Bloated stomach after eating • Lanugo-a fine hair that grows on the skin in response to the body's need for warmth • Yellowed skin • Thinning hair • Confused thinking or difficulty to understand simple things Anorexia symptoms in purging • Vomiting after eating • Major increase in exercise output, even when exhausted • Increased or unnecessary use of laxatives, diet pills or diuretics
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Norman Norman
Some signs of anorexia are avoiding meals or eating very small meals (e.g. a cracker for lunch), exercising excessively, throwing up after meals (technically a sign of bulimia), depression, and sometimes illnesses due to malnutrition and unhealthy weight loss.
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Kyran Kyran
Nausea at the sight and smell of food Not wanting to eat Heart Palpitations Pains in your arms and chest Extreme Thirst Hair Loss Anemia Gas and Bloating Insomnia etc.
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Isaac Isaac
eating very little hiding food under the table, to look like they ate very thin - almost emaciated
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Isaac Originally Answered: are these signs of anorexia? or bulimia? something else? long but help is appreciated.?
The Jello, and Jar of pizza sauce if DEIFFEINTLY a sing of an eating disorder. I had an eating disorder for more than a yea now and i remember when it was reall bad, i would carry spinach and Mustard in my purse b/c it was only like 10 calories, and I would eat that if i ever felt hunger pangs.

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