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 PCOS, and am anorexic. Please suggest a diet.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old and have PCOS, and am anorexic. Please help me with a diet of 300 calories a day to cut down my weight from 214 lbs to 84 lbs.  Read Full »

Neha Suryawanshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I would suggest taking a high-fiber, low-fat diet. I would also suggest the following: Drink plenty of water. Take small and frequent meals at regular intervals. One glass of lime water on an empty stomach once you wake up. Have a glass of vegetable juice for breakfast...  Read Full »

I am dealing with an eating disorder. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am concerned about my mental health and suspect I may be dealing with an eating disorder, particularly anorexia nervosa. Can you provide insights into the signs and symptoms of anorexia nervosa? What are the recommended steps for seeking help and support for mental health concerns relat...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, We welcome you to the family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. I am sorry to hear that you are struggling, but it is good that you are seeking help. The signs of anorexia nervosa include extreme weight loss, obsessive calorie counting, ...  Read Full »

My daughter had been suffering from anorexia nervosa. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,I am worried and concerned about my daughter’s mental health and well-being because my 17-year-old daughter suffers from anorexia nervosa. Could you kindly advise us on the best ways to help her get through this difficult period? Which anorexia nervosa treatments are the most successf...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. Anorexia nervosa is a serious eating disorder that requires professional medical attention and emotional support from loved ones. Here are some ways you can help your daughter get through this difficult period: 1) Encourage her to seek...  Read Full »

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