Common Signs and Symptoms of Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

General

  • appetite loss
  • fatigue
  • inability to exercise (because of progressive fatigue and weakness)
  • difficulty concentrating
  • impaired memory
  • anxiety
  • depression

Mouth

  • sores
  • cracking around lips
  • tooth decay
  • gum disease
  • parotid gland enlargement
  • adenopathy
  • bad breath

Abdominal

  • heartburn
  • nausea
  • pain
  • cramping
  • constipation
  • early satiety
  • vomiting
  • bloating

Circulatory

  • cool
  • blue feet and hands
  • low blood pressure
  • dizziness
  • fainting
  • dehydration
  • shortness of breath
  • swelling

Skin

  • dry
  • cool
  • mottled/blue
  • bruises
  • self-inflicted cuts
  • scalp hair loss
  • lanugo (baby) hair

Musculoskeletal

  • aching of joints and muscles
  • leg cramps
  • fractures of spine, hip, wrist

 

Reproductive

  • infertility
  • oligomenorrhea
  • amenorrhea
  • decreased libido

Urinary

  • frequency, especially at night
  • diminished urine output

Recommended Daily vitamin D and Calcium Intake

According to the NIH Consensus Statement on Optional Calcium Intake, recommended daily allowances of Vitamin D and elemental Calcium are as follows:

Vitamin D, all adolescent and adults 200-400 IU
Calcium
Children ages 1-5 800 mg Postmenopausal women age <65 on Estrogen 1000 mg
Children ages 6-10 800 - 1200 mg Postmenopausal women any age not on Estrogen 1500 mg
Adolescents/young adults ages 11-24 1200 - 1500 mg Women age > 65 1500 mg
Premenopausal women ages 25-50 1000 mg Men age 25-65 1000 mg
Pregnant and nursing women 1200-1500 mg Men age >65 1500 mg