PROFESSIONAL FAQS: WHAT HAPPEN TO THE BODY OF A PERSON WITH ANOREXIA?
M.D., FAAFP (Family Physician) · 40 years of experience · USA
Individuals suffering from severe anorexia may sustain nerve damage in the brain and other parts of the body. This can result in conditions affecting the nerves, such as the development of seizures, muddled thinking, and extreme irritability, as well as numbness or strange nerve sensations in the hands or feet (peripheral neuropathy).
DO, MPH · 16 years of experience · USA
Damage to the nerves in the brain and other parts of the body can occur in people with severe anorexia. This can lead to nerve symptoms such as seizures, confused thinking, irritability and numbness, or strange nerve sensations in the arms or legs (peripheral neuropathy).
M.D., MBA · 5 years of experience · USA
Rapid weight loss, having an unusual interest in food, intense fear of gaining weight, strange eating habits, feeling fat even if underweight, depression, anxiety, and social isolation.
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