Anorexia – Annika

Anorexia is a serious physical and emotional illness in which the fear of being fat leads to dangerous loss of weight and poor eating habits.

symptoms for anorexia.

1. Using laxatives, diet pills or diuretics.

2. Throwing up after eating.

3. Compulsive exercises.

Effects of anorexia

1.Severe mood swings (depression)

2.Lack of energy (weakness)

3.Dry, yellowish skin and brittle nails

4.constipation and bloating.

5.tooth decay and gum damage

6.Dizziness, fainting, headaches.

7.Growth of fine hair all over body and face.

Anorexia usually develops during puberty. There are two types of anorexia. Bulimia which is characterized by bingeing and purging. The other type of anorexia manifests itself through severe restriction of food and calories.

Since anorexia is an illness including both mind and body, a team approach to treatment is somewhat best. The people involved in the treatment should include medical doctors, psychiatrists, counselors and dieticians. The support of your family is also a very important part of the treatment.

There are lots of people out there who have anorexia and maybe a friend, teacher, relative or even you could develop this illness. It is best to learn about this illness so that the faster you treat the illness the easier it can be cured.

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