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‘chewing and spitting' (CHSP), an eating disorder?

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‘chewing and spitting’ (CHSP), an eating disorder?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
Hi there can you explain further?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I have been told Chewing and spiting (CHSP) is on the rise especially among people with anorexia nervosa. Is this CHSP an eating disorder or just part of an established eating disorder? Are there any health complications with this?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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I have been told Chewing and spiting (CHSP) is on the rise especially among people with anorexia nervosa. Is this CHSP an eating disorder or just part of an established eating disorder? Are there any health complications with this?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi. CHSP is not an eating disorder itself and there are no health complications from that alone. Of course if one only does that and fails to actually ingest food, then that is a part of anorexia with its attended health problems
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Is CHSP commonly found in patients with anorexia

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Not very often--anorexics tend either to just starve themselves or, if it's bulimia, eat and then purge.
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