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How common are thyroid or other metabolism slowing disorders?

Everytime I read articles about weight/obesity in America many of the posters indicate how common these disorders are. I'm just truly curious how common is common. Do 1 in 100 suffer from these types of problems or is it more like 1 in 1000? Are there other medical conditions that cause weight gain?

Hi from Mr J. Yes they are very inportant to are body, because they play a inportant roll in ower live hormons, that comtrols the cortazone that make as get fat by have a lot of it, or thin if we have very little in ower body, so see your Dr to ask for help.  (+ info)

How common are thyroid and other metabolism slowing disorders?

I've seen these disorders listed as reasons for weight gain and inability to lose weight and wanted to know how common they truly are. I do not have any of these conditions, I'm merely curious about whether they are as common as they seem.
I should have been specific. I'm looking for statistics. Ball park will work. Do 1 in 100 folks in the US suffer from these things or is it 1 in 1000?

The prevalence of thyroid disease in the United States is 1 in 13.

Additionally, it is estimated that another 1 in 20 have undiagnosed thyroid disease.

Unfortunately, seven times as many women get thyroid disease as men, so it is nearly impossible to obtain good treatment for thyroid disease. That is, if you can even get tested and get a correct diagnosis.

One in eight women will get thyroid disease during their lifetime.  (+ info)

How can I lose weight after suffering from Eating Disorders and with a slow metabolism because of them?

I had anorexia for a few years and more recently I've suffered from bulimia and binge eating disorder. As a result of the binges, I put on 3 stone (42 lbs) in about 3 months.
I've since stopped binging and now eat around 1600 cals a day from healthy sources (lean protein, good/wholegrain carbs and plenty of fruit/veg) and exercise on a daily basis - exactly what the dietician told me to do. However, my weight is still going up and it's driving me insane being this big AND not being able to lose weight or even understand why I'm still gaining.
I know there are issues with the metabolism n muscle weighing more that fat, but I'm not even seeing a difference in my clothes sizes etc.
Please help - I have become severly depressed because of my body and I can't take this for much longer. I still have regular counselling sessions but it's got to the point where there is little that they do for me

Thanku in advance

I don't mean to be disrespectful, but I don't believe you are eating only 1600 calories a day and still gaining weight, unless you are being very sedentary. Metabolism varies in people, especially if there is a pathological reason for it such as thyroid disease. However, if you're burning more calories than you're taking in, you will lose weight. That is a physiological fact. Do you write down what you eat? Having been anorexic, you're probably very aware of the calorie count of everything you put in your mouth. Sometimes seeing it on paper, though, helps you determine where you may be going wrong in your eating.

Have you had a physical recently? Is your thyroid ok? What do you consider exercize? Is it enough to get your heart beating more quickly and all your muscles working?

Perhaps you need medication for your depression. There are so many new, effective medications for depression that can help you through this difficult period and improve your motivation and frame of mind. Perhaps you need a new counselor, if you've reached a plateau with this one.

Don't give up. Be honest with yourself and remember that it will take time to get your body back into shape.  (+ info)

hyper and hypo metabolism in people with eating disorders?

i know that people with anorexia slow down their metabolisms. but then their metabolisms get amped up when they start eating? how does this work and why?
i had bulimia and anorexia and now am trying to eat normally and my metabolism is 1300.
Is this incredibly slow? Other anorexia patients have very high metabolisms-talking about 3000 here! Please explain the whole thing if possible?
thank you so much!
And is my metabolism very very slow?

When a person is eating too few calories, the body is doing everything it can to conserve energy. Therefore, when the person with anorexia is starving, the body's metabolism is slowed, but when the person begins to eat again, the body has to rebuild tissue, and all of the systems within the body have to work extremely hard to get the person healthy again. All of this takes a lot of energy and results in the person having a higher metabolism or even becoming hypermetabolic.
If you found out that your metabolism is 1300 from an online calculator or any formula, chances are that it's not a correct calculation. If, however, you've discovered that your metabolism is 1300 by consuming 1300 calories per day and maintaining weight, then that's probably correct. However, generally the more calories you consume, the higher your metabolism becomes. You could probably consume more than 1300 calories per day and maintain weight. If you need to gain weight to become healthy, you'll need to eat more than that, and your metabolism may become extremely high. By allowing your body fewer calories than it needed, you probably slowed your metabolism down, but when your eating patterns stabilize and you head towards healthier eating, your metabolism may change.
I hope that this answer helped, and good luck with your recovery.  (+ info)

Similarities and Differences between anaemias due to disorders in iron metabolism and vitamin metabolism?

the similarities between iron-deficiency anemia and vitamin(esp. B12) anemia, is that both of them would manifest on the paitent clinically with anemia symptoms. that is, the patient will be pale, easy-tendeycy of fatiguability(tiredness), fast heart beats, fast respirations, dizzy( esp. when changing positions, e.g. from sitting to standing). the only clinical difference between those two types of anemias is that you can find some signs in the patient that would suggest the diagnosis. iron-deficiency can cause spoon-shaped nail plus fissure or ulcer at the corner of the lips. while vitamin b12 deficiency tends to cause glossitis ( an inflammation of the tongue with swelling and finger-like projections ). those sings are hardly find easily only in severe cases.
the basic way to deffirentiate is by doing a CBC. which will show a hypochromic microcytic anemia ( anemia + small red blood cells ) in cases of iron-deficiency. while in cases of b12 it will show hypochromic macrocytic anemia ( anemia + large red blood cells )....

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Paper: energy metabolism and eating disorders?

Im doing my senior research paper on the affects of obesity and anorexia on energy metabolism. If anyone can suggests some good sourses i will greatly appreciate it

i think you are trying to combine two differant science? i have always equated eating disorders with psychiatry, and energy metabolism with biology?? interesting? could eating disorders be effected by genetic imbalances in chemistry effecting the brain? what chemistry effects the brain?? and how can nutrition (or lack of) cause our need for food to be repressed?  (+ info)

What are lipid disorders?

It refers to too high of cholesterol and triglyceride levels. They may result in cardiovascular disease.

Lipid disorders may be caused by a number of things such as eating a fatty diet, drinking a lot of alcohol, lack of exercise, diabetes, hypothyroidism, Cushing's syndrome, kidney failure, or medications (i.e.birth control pills, estrogen, corticosteroids, diuretics, beta-blockers, etc).  (+ info)

Can Coffee cause anxiety and sleep disorders?

Can Coffee cause anxiety and sleep disorders?
And does Coffee increase your metabolism ?

Thank you.

Coffee increases the basic metabolic rate, which helps burn more calories. It increases mental clarity, as well as muscular coordination, can help to increase respiration rates and gives also a boost to low blood pressure. Indeed, several studies have concluded that metabolic rate or energy expenditure is positively affected by coffee consumption. For example, a study in the American Journal of Physiology in 1995 showed that energy expenditure increases by about 10% in response to caffeine ingestion.
Caffeine is the world’s most popular psychoactive drug. It boosts metabolism and energy levels, making you feel more alert by interfering with the action of drowse-inducing adenosine in the brain. It also manipulates the same channels in the brain as amphetamines, activating the brain’s pleasure centers. A recent study from Brazil finding that people who drink coffee with milk each day are less likely to have depression. Also, studies have shown that coffee drinkers have a lower incidence of suicide than the rest of the population. Caffeine is a stimulant which, in moderate amounts, helps with fatigue associated with depression. Coffee has been shown to contain small quantities of monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), which are natural antidepressants.
Just make sure you drink GOOD coffee and not the cheapest stuff you can get your hands on! Coffee should be handpicked, and best are Arabica beans. Order coffee farm direct, and you'll be surprised how well it tastes, let's you sleep, and you'll never go back to the regular supermarket shelves for it.  (+ info)

How do girls with eating disorders lose weight barely eating?

I heard that you have to eat every 3 hours and six small meals a day. How do they lose weight (annorexics mostly) without eating hardly anything? Doesn't their metabolism shut down? :/

bcuz ur not eating anything. so ur body isnt getting food. and food is what makes you fat.  (+ info)

Eating Disorders & Metabolism?

So, last year around this time I was diagnosed with anorexia and was put on a high calorie diet for a while. The problem being, I gained a little more weight than I'm happy with and now am bigger than what I was to begin with. I kind of got stuck on the high calorie diet and shortly after I regained all the weight, I was diagnosed with bulimia. It's been a while and despite my best efforts to get better again, I am not happy with my current weight and want to be a healthier weight for my height. I am also finding it hard to eat like a normal person would, and if I eat over 800-900 calories a day, I gain weight like mad. Someone with my height and lifestyle should be eating 1300 calories a day at least, and I cannot seem to do that as my metabolism is extremely slow now and damaged from the eating disorders. My question is, is there a way for me to get my metabolism back and eat like a 'normal' person and lose weight I gained trying to recover in a healthy way? This is really interfering with my life. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

you have to eat the 1300 cal/day
you body will adjust in about 6 months, so ofcourse u will gain weight in the short run but once your bodys metabolism adjust u will be able to eat 1300 cal and not gain any more weight, work out to lose what u gained in the 6 months

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