Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder that results in someone having abnormally low body weight, in fact <85% normal body weight. Someone with this disorder has a constant fear of gaining weight because they fear of becoming fat, or just want to control their weight and shape of their bodies. These people do not eat, or eat very very little throughout the day, to prevent gaining weight, which can impact their health severely. People with this disorder also can exercise excessively, and even if they lose weight, their fear of gaining weight does not go away. Many with anorexia have this drive for thinness and this disorder can be a way to deal with emotional issues. Anorexia is very life threatening and can be super detrimental to someone's health. People with anorexia often have a distorted view of their own body.
However, treatment can help someone develop better eating habits and take away the complications of anxiety. Some of the symptoms include really thin appearance, fatigue, extreme weight loss, low blood pressure, dehydration.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Posted by Kaitlyn Vernon at 12:52 PM
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This post provides excellent awareness about Anorexia and the struggles that people with this disorder go through. It is good that there are treatment options available that can potentially save their lives.ReplyDelete
This is a great post and really explains everything very well for people who might not know or understand what anorexia is. Anorexia is scary and could be very painful for the people who are diagnosed with it. the fact that there are treatments for them really is amazing and could really help save them in the end.ReplyDelete