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Anorexia Lanugo (fine body hair)

I've had anorexia for almost one year now, and I've heard that, in extreme cases, a calorie deficiency can cause lanugo, which is development of fine hair all over the body. Can this hair go away after recovering from anorexia? Or does it just stay until the person shaves it off or removes it in some other way? I haven't had lanugo yet, and I'm curious to know the details of how long it lasts, where it mostly gathers on the body, things like that. Thank you.

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  • em18236 em18236 omamlove

    Hello, i suffered severely from anorexia for 4 years and am still in recovery now. During my experience i did not suffer from lanugo, so there is a chance you won't either as every sufferer is different. From my knowledge, if it does develop, it diappears during and after recovery, it isn't a permanent problem. However it isn't recommended to shave it off etc if it does occur during anorexia as it will just grow back more and or cause irritation. A lot of the hair can develop on places like the back, arms and face. 

    Like i said, it's not a given that all anorexia sufferers develop it.

    Good luck with recovery when you get there x

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