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Suggest Treatment For Anorexia Nervosa

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Posted on Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Question: Could severe anorexia nervosa, in a 6'5" male cause numbness, burning, and severe pain in the feet?
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Yes it is possible

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for using Health care magic.

I read your query and understand your concerns.

Since anorexia nervosa causes metabolic disturbance, it can cause numbness, burning sensation and pain in the feet. The cause attributed for it is deficiency of vitamin B12 which is absorbed in small intestine. Since inadequate diet have inadequate content of vitamin B12 it causes deficiency symptoms.

I hope this answers you.
Feel free to write back to me if you have more questions.
Thanks and regards.

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Suggest Treatment For Anorexia Nervosa

Brief Answer: Yes it is possible Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for using Health care magic. I read your query and understand your concerns. Since anorexia nervosa causes metabolic disturbance, it can cause numbness, burning sensation and pain in the feet. The cause attributed for it is deficiency of vitamin B12 which is absorbed in small intestine. Since inadequate diet have inadequate content of vitamin B12 it causes deficiency symptoms. I hope this answers you. Feel free to write back to me if you have more questions. Thanks and regards.