Anorexia Nervosa

Always remember you are perfect the way you are!

What CAUSES this condition in the body?

There isn't an exact cause, but it's mainly a mental illness. People think they have it to fit in or it's part of their culture. Some people believe it's genetic.

What are the symptoms?

  • refusal to eat
  • fear of gaining weight
  • lack of emotions
  • lack of sleep
  • frequently cold
  • dry skin
  • irregular heartbeat
  • dehydration

What is going wrong inside the body to cause the symptoms?

  • The heart rate and low blood pressure is causing the heart muscle to change. If you don't change your ways you can get heart failure.
  • Dehydration can cause your kidneys to fail.
  • Your muscles become weak and you start to faint.

Is there a cure?

No medications for anorexia, but you can take antidepressants to help with the mental part of anorexia. If you go to far and ruin any part in your body, they may give you different medications to help.

How can this issue be prevented?

  • avoid categorizing food
  • don't compare yourself to others
  • learn about anorexia and write down your symptoms to take to the doctor and find out what is wrong

Interesting Facts!!

  • Approximately 24 million people in U.S struggle with eating disorders
  • 30% of teen boys and 50% teen girls admitted to skipping meals, fasting, vomiting, and taking laxatives
  • 10-15% men= anorexic