Category Archives: Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders 5

Endocrine problems; growth retardation or short stature, delayed puberty. Of course amenorrhea. Low T-3 syndrome just means that what happens is T-3, if you measure it, is low but reverse T-3 is reversed. They really don’t have … they kind

Eating Disorders 4

From a GI standpoint; they get chipmunk cheeks. When you see adolescents who have anorexia nervosa, yet their cheeks look fairly broad – they look like they have mumps – it’s when you vomit a lot either through anorexia with

Eating Disorders 2

What you do is you take a weight for height chart, find the height, the patient we are talking about is somewhere between 170 and 175 cm. You go down to what the 50th percentile median weight for height is;

Eating Disorders 3

Purging type is they do something to get rid of it. Non-purging type; they either fast or exercise. You can get this over the counter, Diurex. They may take 60 or 80 of them a day, 60 or 80 laxatives.

Eating Disorders

About half a percent of 15-19-year-olds have anorexia nervosa. Bulimia nervosa, it’s around 1-5%. But if you do surveys of self-induced vomiting in women, between 10 and 15% of women, depending on the sample, have had self-induced vomiting. Wrestlers, if