TORONTO -- Physicians commonly prescribe oral contraceptives for women with anorexia nervosa, but research presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society suggests that androgen levels are already low in these women and are further reduced by the use of oral contraceptives.
What does ANA stand for?
ANA stands for Anorexia
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My experience with anorexia was awful, but it definitely had a silver lining.
Seemingly innocent dieting, exercise, and weight control behaviors in children and adolescents may lead to dangerous disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, muscle dysmorphia, and other disordered eating or exercise behaviors.
The combination of type 1 diabetes and anorexia nervosa has "dire consequences" in terms of excess mortality for women, reported Dr.
People with anorexia and bulimia (binge eating followed by vomiting or overexercising), appear to have deficient amounts of serotonin, a brain chemical associated with moods and emotions, circulating in their brains.