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Eating Disorder

Eating disorder is a behavioral condition that affects the eating pattern of an individual. It is commonly associated with distressing thoughts. The examples of eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder.

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What does the PET scan report of my father depict?

Query: Hi doctor, My father has been unable to walk for the last year due to some nerve issues from hip to bottom. He does not have the strength to walk. He will stand with the support of a walker. Also, he cannot talk fluently and faces issues while eating. Based on a neurologist's suggestion, we have tak...  Read Full »


Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I went through the PET (positron emission tomography) scan reports. No cancer-like conditions are indicated (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). There might be neuromuscular weakness central to t...  Read Full »

Why is my baby not eating anything even when given forcefully?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 2.5-year-old toddler who will only drinks milk. He refuses to eat anything. He will put the food in his mouth for the taste, then spit it out. He told me the other day that he is scared to eat. This has been going on for a year, and I took him to three doctors, but it is only...  Read Full »


Dr. S. Adithya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand the kind of distress you are going through currently. Definitely all your concerns will be addressed.  Read Full »

"My friend has a fear of gaining weight from eating. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My friend is 20 years old. She always admires her beauty and avoids eating food as she is afraid that she will put on weight. She looks very weak. Is she suffering from anorexia nervosa? What are the effective strategies for managing anorexia nervosa? How can individuals, families, and...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. It is concerning to hear about your friend's behavior. She may be suffering from anorexia nervosa, a serious eating disorder characterized by an intense fear of gaining weight and a distorted body image. However, a proper diagnosis can o...  Read Full »

I have suicidal thoughts due to an eating disorder. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Suicide is always in my head. I want to kill myself because I think that is the only way to solve all of my problems. I cannot sleep at night. I think I have an eating disorder because every time I eat, I feel like I am going to throw up. I want to kill myself every night. I feel like ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your problem and situation. Suicide is not the solution to any problem but every problem has one good solution. You just need to find the proper person to get help and direction. You must consult your nearest psychiatrist for a detailed evaluation and ...  Read Full »

My 9-year-old son has issues with eating and bowel movements. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is nine years old with an eating disorder. He always prefers to eat junk food. Even after having a tummy-full meal, he prefers to eat biscuits and chocolates. He also has problems with bowel movements. He either gets constipated, or the motion is loose, and he is not aware of it...  Read Full »


Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Young kids tend to prefer junk food over home-cooked meals. The habit of eating junk foods would improve gradually by cooking his favorite meals at home, intentionally avoiding eating out, and not bringing chocolates and biscuits at home. ...  Read Full »

I am 15 years old and having problem in losing weight. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 15-year-old female. I am 5'2 inches tall, and I weigh about 150 pounds. I have been having problems losing weight. When I was 13, I was thick but not fat or slim, and then from 14 years to now, I just bloated up. I guess I ate too many sweets or bad foods, but I need advice on a d...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. At this age of 15 years, it is very normal for teenagers to be worried about their body shapes and weight. Reading your history, I would like to alarm you about certain health conditions responsible for your sudden weight gain. 1. In case you eat a lot without w...  Read Full »

Why am I feeling low and unable to concentrate on my studies?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been feeling low for quite some time. I have crying spells for no reason. I have fear of gaining weight. So I hardly eat anything and compensate the calories consumed by exercising and sometimes throwing up after eating. I am not able to concentrate on my studies. I end up stari...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may have a major depressive disorder. You should take antidepressants for short time. You can take tablet Fluoxetine 20 mg daily for short time. Do not worry about your weight. You have a low BMI. Do not follow any actress or model. Take healthy food, avoid junk fo...  Read Full »

What could be the cause of my 16-year-old cousin's eating disorder?

Query: Hello doctor,I am concerned about my 16-year-old cousin who appears to be exhibiting signs of an eating disorder, specifically anorexia nervosa. She has been displaying worrisome behaviors related to food and has noticeably lost weight. Given her age and the sensitivity of this issue, I am seeking a...  Read Full »


Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. I am very sorry about your medical condition. Do not worry, I am here to take care of your cousin. Anorexia nervosa is a psychological disorder that causes inability to eat leading to weight loss and the potential hea...  Read Full »

Why do women tend to put on weight after an abortion?

Query: Hello doctor,What are the reasons for some girls to put on weight after they have an abortion? Also, is it common for all women?  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned, I would say that the women usually gain weight after abortion for many reasons: Water retention. Emotional eating. To fulfill the stress of undergoing an abortion, the body triggers off a hunger ...  Read Full »

I have trouble eating and feel nauseous looking at the sight of food. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I do not know why I am having trouble eating. Looking at food makes me nauseous. I eat less than 500 calories a day. What to do? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that you have psychologically conditioned yourself by thinking of food as a nauseating thing. Sometimes our brain gets us to think of anything that is not good for us by sending some motor signals to the abdominal muscles. So one cause can be psychological a...  Read Full »

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