What Are You Struggling With?

Ep70 Anorexia and Bulimia

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ANOREXIA

 

Amenorrhea

No organic factors accounts for weight loss

Obviously thin but feels FAT

Refusal to maintain normal body weight

Epigastric discomfort is common

X-symptoms (peculiar symptoms)

Intense fears of gaining weight

Always thinking of food

 

BULIMIA

 

Binge eating

Under strict dieting

Lacks control/over-eating

Induced vomiting

Minimum of two binge eating episodes

Increase/Persistent concern of body size/shape

Abuse of diuretics and laxatives

 

WASHED

 

Weight loss of 15% of original body weight

Amenorrhea

Social withdrawal

History of high activity and achievement

Electrolyte Imbalance

Depression / Distorted Body Image

 

Nursing Mnemonics


Date Published - Oct 10, 2016
Date Modified - Jul 27, 2016