Posted by: concerned | 2009/04/19

my friend is a skeleton!

i think my new-found friend has an eating disorder because she' s so skinny i can actually see her skeleton. She also has very sparse hair and gets cold easily. Her nose is constanly running. She is always wearing long sleeves, even in summer. However, I' ve been watching her very carefully, and she shows no obvious signs of an eating disorder. She eats, though not a lot, what i would still consider a normal amount. She doesn' t count calories, and hardly ever talks about food or exercise. She doesn' t rush off to the bathroom after meals. What gives? I dont want to make assumptions. Is there another reason that she' s so thin? Or is she just really good at hiding her eating disorder? Are there other less obvious signs i should know about?

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Dear Concerned
She may have another underlying disease, like malabsorbtion syndrome or hyperactive thyroid and some people just have a very fast metabolism. See but it does not sound offhand if there are signs of an eating disorder.
Dr Bets

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