As a part of the physical exam for
eating disorders, a doctor may order
certain tests to see whether your body is generally healthy. These may include
blood or urine tests to check:
Electrolyte levels. Electrolytes are
minerals, such as potassium, calcium, and sodium. A severe imbalance of
electrolytes can lead to seizures, an irregular heartbeat, muscle weakness, and
A doctor may also test whether you have difficulty
digesting certain foods, such as milk and dairy products.
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November 14, 2014
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