Anorexia

(Anorexia Nervosa)

What is anorexia?

Anorexia nervosa is a disorder involving food restriction and is a phobia of gaining weight.

Where does it get its name?

The name of anorexia nervosa comes from a Greek origin:an- (ἀν-, prefix denoting negation) and orexe (όρεξη, "appetite"), means lack of desire to eat. The name was established in 1873 by one of Queen Victoria's personal physicians named Sir William Gull.

Signs and Symptoms

A anorexic person will possibly experience a several number of symptoms.Anorexia may cause severe complications to organ systems in the human body. However, ''Hypokalamia'' causes irregular heart rhythms , muscle damage and other malformed damage to the body of a anorexic human.

Medical Complications

Anorexia nervosa can have serious effects if its duration is long or whether the case is severe than others, complications are likely to happen, such as growth abstruction - height can possibly have a slower process and critical weight loss can happen. Other sicknesses include teeth loss, cavaties and diarrhea.

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