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Do I have anoreksia due to lose weight, hair fall down, badmouth, teeth not strong and have a problem with duration of period

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: May 25, 2021 4:34 AM

Anonymous 12 months

I am 23 years old, I think I had anoreksia disease because I am always lossing my weight lately… Plus i always feel tired, my hair fall down and badmouth sometime. I feel like I am lack of calcium sometime, my current weight right now is 51kg (height 157cm) and I just want to maintain it to he 51@52kg only, but my weight fall down to 50kg after fasting. I also had problem with my period lenghth which is my period is not coming yet for this month (actually should be on 19th May but I am not pegnant yet) and last month also my period come 5 days late. What should i do to recover myself back? Should I take any medicine? I hope you can help me and give some advise to me and pray for me having a baby this year after almost 5 years married😢

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 12 months
General Practitioner

Hi, thank you for reaching out to us.

We understand your concern regarding your issue. For your information, there are various reason why you are experiencing such symptoms:

  • Malnutrition
  • Loss of minerals in the body
  • Psychological issue:
    • Eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia)
    • Depression
    • Anxiety

Our Psychiatrist can help you to tackle and overcome your mental health issues!

These are some of the reasons why your menstruation could be irregular:

  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Underweight or overweight
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Usage of contraception
  • Emotional stress

However, we are unable to identify what is your problem based on question alone as more information is needed and further investigation needed to be done so that you can get a proper diagnosis. We advise you to seek medical attention from a doctor so that you can get examined and treated accordingly.

Other than that, you can practice these steps as a mean to gain weight and control your weight:

  • Have a regular and balanced meal
  • Exercise often and lead a healthy life

If you have any further question and in need of a second opinion, please contact us at (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctor in person. Thank you.

Last Updated: Tue May 25 2021 04:34:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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