Anorexia medication is the loss of hunger, caused unconsciously during treatment with another disease or specifically, triggered by medication with the sole purpose of reducing body weight, as well as a side effect of taking antidepressants and various stimulants.
Currently, doctors widely raise the problem of side effects from medicinal specific drugs. Medications and long-term maintenance therapies eliminate deadly diseases and return millions of people to active life, but at the same time they damage the entire immune system of the body and contribute to the appearance of new no less terrible diseases. And drug anorexia is one of the confirmations to this, as it is a consequence of taking specific medications in excess quantities. Because of this, the domestic scientist Efim Arkinovich Arkin introduced a new concept of "medicinal disease". Many diseases were included in the "medical disease": asthenia, malignant and endocrine diseases, dyspeptic disorders of different localization, fever, Addison's disease , drug addiction, alcoholism, including drug anorexia.
Along with the outstanding success in the field of chemotherapy there have been and are many negative aspects. It is common knowledge that benzene derivatives, sulfanilamide preparations, quinoline, antibiotics, etc. are part of the specific medicines. Studies on complications have shown that the new diseases that have arisen are different in their etiology, clinical manifestations, pathologies. It was obvious that the influence of medicines on the whole organism is a complex biological phenomenon. All the complications associated with the adoption of drugs were divided into such groups: side effects from medicines, toxic effects of drugs; complications that occurred with a sharp cancellation of drugs; individual rejection of the drug by the body. In principle, any medical product can lead to a "medicinal disease", and hence a drug anorexia
Those suffering from anorexia complain of nausea, lack of appetite, exhaustion of the body, pain in the epigastric region, the urge to vomit, the rapid saturation of the stomach and the feeling of overflow. Anorexia patients deny their problem and persist in taking medications that promote weight loss. These signs can be the main ones, on which, first of all, it is necessary to pay attention
Consultation with the following specialists is required: a psychologist, a neurologist, an oncologist, a gastroenterologist, an endocrinologist. The main treatment includes unified principles, but takes into account the characteristics of the clinical picture. Obligatory hospitalization, observance of bed rest and withdrawal of all medicines. An anorexic sufferer is prescribed a non-irritating diet with a sufficient amount of fluid. The causes of drug anorexia are not fully understood, but the basis for the treatment of anorexia nervosa is psychotherapy. It is necessary to distract the patient with anorexia from destructive thoughts about losing weight. Complete recovery comes in half of those with anorexia.
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