Anorexia

Anorexia refers to weight loss in any sense, which may or may not involve a decreased appetite. The term “anorexia” in common usage often refers to Anorexia Nervosa, an Eating Disorder (Anxiety Disorder). Various simple situations can cause weight loss: eating less, exercising more, and so on. Weight loss can ...

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Anorexia: Loss of appetite from any cause. It can have physiologic and/or psychological components. ...Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH)1 ...

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Causes of Anorexia

What causes anorexia? Researchers are not sure exactly what causes anorexia and other eating disorders. Researchers think that eating disorders might happen because of a combination of a person’s biology and life events. This combination includes having specific genes ...2

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Diagnosis of Anorexia

How is anorexia diagnosed? Your doctor or nurse will ask you questions about your symptoms and medical history. It may be difficult to talk to a doctor or nurse about secret eating or exercise behaviors. But doctors and nurses want ...3

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Causes List for Anorexia

Possible causes of Anorexia (or similar symptoms) may include:4

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Clinical Features of Anorexia

What are the symptoms of anorexia? Anorexia causes physical and psychological changes. A girl or woman with anorexia often looks very thin and may not act like herself. Some other symptoms of anorexia include:

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Treatments for Anorexia

How is anorexia treated? Your doctor may refer you to a team of doctors, nutritionists, and therapists who will work to help you get better. If you live with family members they may be invited to participate in some of ...5

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References

  1. Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH): rarediseasesnetwork.org/ cms/ cegir/ Learn-More/ Glossary
  2. Source: OWH (DHHS): womenshealth.gov/ a-z-topics/ anorexia-nervosa
  3. ibid.
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: OWH (DHHS): womenshealth.gov/ a-z-topics/ anorexia-nervosa

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