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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  • Has your child become socially withdrawn, irritable, moody, or depressed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. Accessed October 8th, 2018

Anorexia Nervosa in Children. Johns Hopkins Hospital.,P02554. Accessed October 8th, 2018

Eating disorders in children and teens. WebMD. Accessed October 8th, 2018

June 15, 2019 | 10:49 30    By oohs N coos    

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