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Flashcards in Eating disorders Deck (10):
1

1. Refusal to maintain body weight ( less than 85 %)
2. Fear of becoming fat
3. Disturbance in the way in which one's body weight is experienced
4. Amenorrhea (3 cycles )
5. Hypothermia, bradycardia, hypotension, edema , metabolic changes, lanugo.

Anorexia

2

growth of fine, downy hair on the face and body of anorexics; "peach fuzz" is likely an adaptive attempt by the body to trap and retain heat when the insulating effect of body fat is missing.

Lanugo

3

1, Binge eating ( cant control, eating large amounts of food)
2. Inappropriate compensatory behavior - self-induced vomiting, diuretics, enemas, laxatives, excessive exercise
3. At least 2 a week for 3 months
4. Persistent over concern with personal appearance

Bulimia

4

BMI of 30 or greater

Obesity

5

BMI 25 -29.9

Overweight

6

BMI 20-24.9

Normal

7

1.Imbalanced nutrition: Less than Body Requirements
2. Ineffective Denial
3. Disturbed Body Image/ Low Self-Esteem

Anorexia + Bulimia

8

Restore the patient's nutritional status : complications of emaciation, dehydration, and electrolyte imbalance can lead to death

Immediate aim of treatment in eating disorders

9

Fluoxetine (Prozac)

SSRI antidepressants - prescribed for eating disorders - associated symptoms such as anxiety and depression

10

Weight - within normal range, slightly underweight or overweight; vomiting destroys tooth enamel, dental caries, ragged or chipped teeth; problems with dehydration and electrolyte imbalance

Bulimia