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What Are the Physical Signs of Not Eating Enough?

Nutrition plays a pivotal role in maintaining not only the physical well-being of an individual but also their mental and emotional health. Adequate intake of nutrients is essential for the body to function optimally, sustaining growth, repair, and overall vitality. A crucial question that can often emerge is, “What are the physical signs of not […]

How Are Lanugo and Anorexia Linked?

Anorexia nervosa, often referred to simply as anorexia, is a complex and potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by an intense fear of gaining weight and a distorted body image, leading to severe food restriction and excessive weight loss. Among the many physical manifestations of this condition, the development of lanugo—fine, soft hair on the face […]

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What Is a Refeeding Syndrome?

If you are wondering, “What is refeeding syndrome?” We can help. At Sanford Behavioral Health, we recognize the complexities of pursuing eating disorder treatment and the courage it takes to seek help. With an empathetic approach anchoring our philosophy, we offer comprehensive, evidence-based treatment options tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual. We […]

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What Is Pica?

Have you wondered, “What is pica?” Pica is a complex and often misunderstood eating disorder characterized by a persistent and compulsive desire to consume non-food substances that have no nutritional value—such as dirt, clay, or paper. Understanding the nuances and the potential dangers of pica is crucial for medical professionals, caregivers, and those affected by […]

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What Is Body Dysmorphia?

When discussing eating disorders, the term “body dysmorphia” frequently comes to the forefront. But what is body dysmorphia? Body dysmorphia or body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a serious mental health condition where a person can obsessively focus on perceived flaws in their appearance, flaws often unnoticeable to others. This condition can cause significant distress, affecting […]

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