Common "Anorexia" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Anorexia is a common symptom present in various medical conditions ranging from less severe fever or common cold to deadly cancer. Hence the cause for anorexia must be identified and corrected. Failure of the same leads to nutritional deficiencies, dehydration, weight loss, anemia, energy loss, etc. Decreased appetite is known as anorexia. It can also be due to stress and other psychological disorders like depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, anorexia nervosa, etc. Central nervous system stimulants like Amphetamine, Nicotine, Cocaine, etc., and narcotics like Morphine, Heroin, etc., also cause anorexia.

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I have pain in the lower right part of my abdomen, edema in my leg occasionally and swollen glands in my neck. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I am concerned about the low white blood cell count and neutrophil count, which has shown an increasing pattern in my bloodwork. This started two years ago and is getting worse. I get night sweats, low-grade fever and have serious digestive issues. My doctor said it is probably because I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hi, Thank you for stopping by! I am here to provide expert opinions on your medical issues. I have reviewed your reports (attachments removed to protect patient privacy) and it appears that you have dyslipidemia (an imbalance of lipids). Your low white cells and neutrophils are just a normal find...  Read Full »

My friend with anorexia feels guilty. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My friend is suffering from anorexia nervosa. She is 20 years old. A few months back, she starved for almost three months. From there, problems started. Now, she has a fear of food. After eating, she feels guilty and quits eating. Her mood fluctuates often and she feels anxious. She fe...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. You should try to follow the below lifestyle to deal with it. These are non-pharmacological steps that will help you. 1. You should exercise daily for 30 to 45 minutes like at least going for a walk. 2. You should...  Read Full »

My CT scan report revealed I have autism. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having memory issues and issues typing on my phone, like forgetting words. I am under a lot of mental stress, and I have anorexia. I have had a CT scan which revealed I have autism, and I have been told not to panic. Is there a structural change in my right temple region? Coul...  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Considering the history and development of new symptoms like memory issues, forgetting words, and typing problems, as well as the presence of a structural abnormality in your right temporal lobe, I suggest you to u...  Read Full »

My friend is suffering from anorexia nervosa. How can she mentally recover from this condition?

Query: Hello doctor, My friend is suffering from anorexia nervosa. She is 18 years old. A few months back, she starved for almost two months. From there, it all started. Now she has a fear of food. After eating, she feels guilty. She wants to quit eating. Her mood fluctuates, and she feels anxious. She fee...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Anorexia nervosa is a type of eating disorder. In this, the affected person has an extreme fear of weight gain. Anorexia nervosa people usually suffer from depression. As per your description, your friend might be suffer...  Read Full »

I am struggling hard with bulimia and binge eating. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 17 year old female struggling hard with bulimia and binge eating. My mom is anorexic, and so is my grandmother. I suffered from low weight until I started binging which has been going on for almost a year. I purge sometimes, and I am terrified of how much weight I continue to put on...  Read Full »

Dr. Anil Kumar Kumawat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to your height, your weight is average. In bulimia, CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) is helpful. If Prozac (Fluoxetine) is not working, then you have to increase the dose of Prozac or shift to another medicine. It is a learning process so that you have to ch...  Read Full »

I am having loose motions, vomiting, and feeling very weak. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, For the past six days, I am not feeling to eat food, but I am hungry. I am eating only one meal. From yesterday, I have had loose motions and vomiting. I am feeling very weak. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. As per the information you shared, you must be suffering from acute gastroenteritis. This is the infection of the gut. It is due to this you do not feel like eating. I saw the photograph attached (attachments wer...  Read Full »

My mother is diabetic, hypertensive, and has cholesterol and heart issues. She is on multiple treatments, and her intake of food is also decreasing. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is diabetic and also she takes medication for hypertension, cholesterol, and cardiac problem but for the past three months, she reduced the amount of food she consumes in a day and started to become weak. After a month she lost a lot of weight and developed psychotic symptom...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry to hear about your mother. I can understand your concern but you have to understand that with these multiple problems going on, you alone will not be able to help her so it is advisable to seek medical attention right now and see a doctor who can be close to...  Read Full »

Why do I regurgitate after each meal with taste of the same food I ate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a teen and I believe I have rumination syndrome as 5-10 minutes after every meal, I regurgitate the food I eat but it is not digested and tastes like the food I recently ate. I often chew the food again and swallow, but it is quite annoying and it happens for about 20 minutes bef...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand you must be upset about your condition lasting so long. You well described the symptoms and timings which are very important in your case. The symptoms you mention can present for many years harmlessly and at the time this accompanies other eating di...  Read Full »

I am taking a lesser amount of food as I feel obese. Am I anorexic?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had a loss of appetite and a feeling of nausea after eating for a while now. I also see myself as fat although I have been told I am not. I used to lower the amount of food I ate so that I would not put on weight. I only ate dinner as a way of getting thinner. Does this make me a...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You seem to be suffering from anorexia nervosa as you have been eating less so as not to gain weight, in spite of being told that you are not fat. It is a type of a psychiatric disorder. So, I suggest you consult a psychiatrist regarding this.For your complaints of nau...  Read Full »

My doctor says that I have eating disorder but no anorexia. Please explain.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old female, 129.14 lbs. Over a year ago, I was diagnosed with anorexia (eating disorder) by my initial counselor and I have been under-recovery for the same for over a year. During the course of my recovery, I had to change my therapist. The new therapist, recently, during...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Anorexia is a type of eating disorder where the weight is 85 % or below the normal range. In addition to eating disorder symptoms like restricted food intake, self-induced vomiting, menstrual disturbances, etc., the body weight has to be 15% below normal to diagn...  Read Full »

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