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Why should I call a doctor if I have anorexia?

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You may feel like a failure and think that asking for medical help will create a burden for the doctor. This isn’t true. Your doctor wants to help you.

When you don’t eat enough, you starve your body of the nutrients it needs. This can lead to problems like fainting, tiredness, weak muscles, slow heart rate, low blood pressure, and more. It can even put your life at risk. You need to get medical help before it gets to that point.

From: What Are the Symptoms of Anorexia? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Anorexia Nervosa.”

National Eating Disorders Association: “Anorexia Nervosa.”

HealthTalk.org: “Eating Disorders and Thought Patterns.”

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on August 03, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Anorexia Nervosa.”

National Eating Disorders Association: “Anorexia Nervosa.”

HealthTalk.org: “Eating Disorders and Thought Patterns.”

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on August 03, 2018

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