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Review article
Published online: 2008-05-08
Submitted: 2013-02-15
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Anorexia nervosa

Paweł Nogal, Andrzej Lewiński
Endokrynologia Polska 2008;59(2):148-155.

open access

Vol 59, No 2 (2008)
Review article
Published online: 2008-05-08
Submitted: 2013-02-15

Abstract

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by conscious restriction of food intake, which causes numerous metabolic and hormonal disorders. Knowledge of these changes is important due to growing morbidity and mortality of anorexia. Treatment is difficult and requires cooperation of a group of specialists, including an endocrinologist. The authors presented a clinical picture, view of etiopathogenesis and typical disorders found in patients with this illness. Furthermore, treatment methods were also discussed. (Pol J Endocrinol 2008; 59 (2): 148-155)

Abstract

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by conscious restriction of food intake, which causes numerous metabolic and hormonal disorders. Knowledge of these changes is important due to growing morbidity and mortality of anorexia. Treatment is difficult and requires cooperation of a group of specialists, including an endocrinologist. The authors presented a clinical picture, view of etiopathogenesis and typical disorders found in patients with this illness. Furthermore, treatment methods were also discussed. (Pol J Endocrinol 2008; 59 (2): 148-155)
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Keywords

anorexia nervosa; etiopathogenesis; hormonal disorders; osteoporosis; trophic changes in the central nervous system; therapy

About this article
Title

Anorexia nervosa

Journal

Endokrynologia Polska

Issue

Vol 59, No 2 (2008)

Pages

148-155

Published online

2008-05-08

Bibliographic record

Endokrynologia Polska 2008;59(2):148-155.

Keywords

anorexia nervosa
etiopathogenesis
hormonal disorders
osteoporosis
trophic changes in the central nervous system
therapy

Authors

Paweł Nogal
Andrzej Lewiński

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