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Warning Signs of Anorexia in Children

If you answer yes to many of these questions, you need to talk to your child and pediatrician.

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  • Does your child skip family meals  and prepare her own food instead ?
  • Is your child following her own diet ?
  • Has your child adopted a ” healthy” vegetarian diet all of a sudden  and obsessively .
  • Are a no or low calorie food a major part of your child’s diet ?
  • Does your child hide food in her room ?
  • Are certain food groups or nutrients excluded in your child’s diet ?
  • Does your child visit the bathroom after eating ?
  • Does your child  flush the toilet, run water, or turn on the shower while in the bathroom?
  •  Has your child lost  a lot of weight in a short amount of time ?
  • Does your child have unusual number of scratches or cuts over her knuckles.
  • Does she have swollen cheeks or lymph nodes around her face, or broken blood vessels in the whites of her eyes?
  • Does your child get dizzy or is she easily fatigued ?
  • Does your child have several headaches, heartburns and coughs ?
  • Has her periods stopped ?
  • Does your child play with her food without actually eating it ?
  • Has your child developed downy hair on her face, arms, and back?
  • Does your child have bruises along her back ?
  • Can  you see the bones of her back and collarbones clearly outlined?
  • Is she engaged in a  lot of physical activity to help speed up weight loss ?
  • Has your child become socially withdrawn, irritable, moody, or depressed
  • Does your child seem more secretive ?

 

Content Sources
Warning signs of anorexia . America Academy of Pediatrics.https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/emotional-problems/Pages/Warning-Signs-of-Anorexia.aspx. Accessed October 8th, 2018

Anorexia Nervosa in Children. Johns Hopkins Hospital. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/pediatrics/anorexia_nervosa_in_children_90,P02554. Accessed October 8th, 2018

Eating disorders in children and teens. WebMD. https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/eating-disorders/features/eating-disorders-children-teens#1. Accessed October 8th, 2018

October 18, 2018 | 12:53 31    By oohs N coos    

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