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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Please suggest surgical option to reduce and maintain weight.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a serious eating disorder issue for six years. I never vomit or work out a lot after I eat a lot of high calories food, like cakes, donuts, chocolate, ice cream, chips and so forth. In these six years, my weight was up and down repeatedly between 100 lbs and 190 lbs. I have bee...  Read Full »

Dr. Nadiminty Raghuvamsi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Surgery for obesity is considered as a treatment option for patients with a BMI (body mass index) of 40 kg/m2 or greater who have tried but failed an adequate exercise and diet program and those with obesity-related comorbid conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes me...  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 suffe...  Read Full »

I do not eat properly to look less ugly, and sometimes scratch and bite myself. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I might have an eating disorder. I always skip lunch, try to eat as little as possible for breakfast, hate when people are around me at eating time because then I cannot skip it, often purge after dinner, hate my body to the extreme, and sometimes scratch and bite myself. I think I ne...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Many teenagers have symptoms such as unhappiness with their body shape, skipping meals, and sometimes purging. If not controlled, this could go into eating disorders. Bulimia nervosa could be the possible reason. But I do not think you have this disorder. You have so...  Read Full »

What does the PET scan report of my father, who cannot walk, speak fluently, and has eating issues, 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 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 do some women put on a lot of 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 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 »

My 75-year-old grandfather does not eat and complains of stomach issues. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandfather is 75 years old. He does not like to eat and says that his stomach controls him. When he does eat, he suddenly goes to the bathroom even if he has not finished eating. But when he goes to the bathroom, he says that his stomach is upset and then lies down. What can we do...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your concern in detail, and will surely help you. There can be multiple reasons for the symptoms you have described. To state a few: 1. IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). 2. Short gut syndrome (a condition where your body cannot absorb the nutrients b...  Read Full »

I have severe anxiety issues with eating and drinking. Can you help me?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently had severe anxiety issues, especially with eating and drinking. Recently, I was eating peanut butter and I was afraid some of it may have gone down the wrong pipe. There was no urge to cough except for me coughing out of being scared of aspirating it. It did feel weird ...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Have you choked any time? What is the result of your reports? You may be suffering from anxiety neurosis/ phobia while eating. If you are feeling dysphagia, that may be due to acid reflux, but it will not cause aspiration in the daytime. During the nighttime, acids ...  Read Full »

I find myself acting negatively to get attention from people. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I become attached to people more easily, and I crave attention from the people I do connect to. I find myself wanting to act out negatively to get this attention from them, such as by starving myself, so they notice I have lost weight, or by self-harming in prominent places instead of hid...  Read Full »

Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to be suffering from an eating disorder associated with depressive features as well. You require antidepressants to combat this maladaptive behavior. Self-harming behavior can at times prove to be fatal. Hence, indulgence in such behavior is risky and will...  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 »

Is my 14-year-old girl eating unusually than before a cause of concern?

Query: Hello doctor,My child is eating unusually than before, and I came to find this last week. She is 14-years-old, her weight is 49 kgs, and her height is 5 feet and 2 inches. She is eating twice what she was having before and with too many mini-break snacks. I have tried to limit her food, but she says...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Radheshyam Gupta

Answer: Hello,Welcome to tends to have a good diet. You can give her healthy food, including fruits, salads, etc., and fewer junk foods. If she is active, there is no need to worry. Check blood sugar if you find more thirst, more urination, etc. You can see a weight-to-height chart to...  Read Full »

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