Anorexia and bulimia Diagnosis

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Anorexia and bulimia Diagnosis Eating disorders such as Anorexia and Bulimia must be differentiated from other causes of weight loss, such as hyperthyroidism, malnutrition and malignancy. A clinical history of relentless dieting and battles with food with anyone who suggests eating more is typical of Anorexia. Patients typically wear baggy clothed to help disguise their low weight. The physical appearance of anorexic patients if often strongly suggestive of the condition, features include:- Extreme thinness Fine, downy hair all over the body Discoloured rough skin Low blood pressure Underdeveloped secondary sexual characteristics Bulimia is diagnosed from the clinical history of uncontrollable binges, self-induced vomiting and possibly laxative and diuretic abuse. Suffers are often of normal weight and many cases remain undiagnosed. A round face due to parotid enlargement and eroded teeth may suggest the diagnosis. Other cues include mood swings, a reluctance to socialise and having irregular periods.
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