Dr. Ross recalls the signs that can indicate an individual is suffering with anorexia nervosa.
Your can look for signs to tell if you or a loved one has anorexia and they are pretty definite. One is, that I think is really important is the refusal or inability to maintain your normal body weight. The second is the intense, intense fear of gaining weight.
So, if you or someone you care about is constantly worried about how they look and if they also so think that they look much, much larger than they actually do, then it is likely that they are struggling with disordered eating and should be seen by a health care professional.
About Dr. Ross, M.D., M.P.H.:
Dr. Carolyn Ross, M.D., M.P.H., completed her undergraduate degree in Modern Foreign Languages at Purdue University and worked as a full-time mother of her two older sons before returning to school to complete her pre-med requirements. She then went to the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Ross’s practice experience after medical school helped fuel her interest in understanding what makes people heal as she saw that most of her patients’ medical problems were related to lifestyle habits and the stresses of modern living. In searching for a better way to address these issues, Dr. Ross began to explore complementary and alternative therapies and the use of herbs and supplements for her patients. She then completed a residency in Preventive Medicine at Loma Linda University and then set up practice in San Diego, California where she eventually opened three women’s centers where she practiced primary care and office gynecology.