ANOREXIA

BY : DIEGO ANDRADE

DEFINITION OF ANOREXIA

Anorexia is a lack or loss of appetite for food (as a medical condition).

15 DANGERS OF THE EATING DISORDER

  • Starvation can damage vital organs such as the brain and heart
  • To protect itself, the body shifts into "slow gear"
    • Monthly menstrual periods stop
    • Breathing, pulse, and blood pressure rates drop
    • Thyroid function slows
  • Nails and hair become brittle
  • Skin gets dry, yellows, and becomes covered with soft hair called lanugo
  • Excessive thirst and urination may occur
  • Dehydration contributes to constipation
  • Reduced body fat leads to lowered body temperatures and an inability to withstand cold weather
  • Mild anemia, swollen joints, reduced muscle mass, and light-headedness also commonly occur in anorexic individuals\
  • change of metabolism
  • causes depresion
  • makes your organs go crazy
  • and your body starts storing fat


10 SIGNS OR SYMPTOMS TO LOOK FOR WHEN SOMEONE HAS THIS DISORDER

  • Significant weight loss
  • Fear of becoming fat, even when obviously too thin
  • Distorted body image
  • Excessive dieting and exercising
  • Abnormal food preoccupations, such as counting all calories or obsessively studying cookbooks
  • Constipation
  • Dry, sallow skin
  • Dental decay
  • Fine, downy hair growing on the face and arms
  • Menstrual periods that become irregular or stop completely


2 WAYS THEY CAN FIND HELP

  • Listen to your body.
  • Listen to your feelings.
  • Trust yourself.
  • Accept yourself.
  • Love yourself.
  • Enjoy life again.