Patients with this disorder may have an increased risk of various general medical conditions.
F50.00 – Anorexia nervosa, unspecified
56882008 – Anorexia Nervosa
Bulimia nervosa – An eating disorder commonly seen in young females. Patients suffer from similar medical complications as with anorexia nervosa. As opposed to anorexia nervosa, patients do not undergo food restriction. Patients usually have normal weight. They exhibit repeated episodes of binge eating with guilt and anxiety, followed by self-induced vomiting and/or use of laxatives, diuretics, or enema.
Other cases of weight loss / malnutrition include:
- Substance abuse
- Physical abuse
- Mood disorder with loss of appetite or over-activity
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Conversion disorder
- Occult malignancy
- Endocrine disorders (Addison disease, diabetes, hypo- or hyperthyroidism, panhypopituitarism)
- GI disorders (celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease [Crohn disease, ulcerative colitis], structural abnormality, motility disorder)
- Infections (AIDS, tuberculosis, parasitosis)