Anorexia Nervosa

By: Maybelline Granados

what is anorexia verosa?

Anorexia is an eating disorder that involves both physical and emotional consequences. A person who suffers from it is often obsessed with their weight and body image. They loose weight by starving themselves, because their afraid of becoming fat. 85-90% of the people that have it are females, and unfortunately 5-20% die from it.

Ways to prevent it

Although there's no guaranteed way shown to prevent it this can be helpful


  • Have a good self-esteem
  • Avoid diets
  • Avoid comparing your body to others
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Be confident

Treatment & Management

Treatment for a person that has anorexia might be challenging, and difficult.


  • Psychotherapy is usually the most common one, it helps the patient with both their eating disorder and emotional health.
  • Family Therapy helps the patient with their eating disorder and it makes it easier for them knowing they have their family love and support.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy helps the patient understand how their negative thinking can impact their eating.
  • Medical assistance (hospitalization) and a physical examination to see all the health problems due to the disorder.
  • Nutritional Counseling a dietitian helps the patient take care of their weight in a healthy way and it teaches them healthy eating habits.

Symptoms

  • Severe weight loss/Refusing to eat
  • Dry skin
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of bone density
  • Loss of menstruation
  • Lack of emotion
  • Frequently weight themselves
  • Self denial

Causes

  • Media has such a big influence in anorexia such as TV shows magazines, social media etc. they make people believe that the "perfect girl" should be skinny and pretty but that's not true, it just makes young girls unsecured about themselves.
  • depression/ anxiety
  • mental health problems

citations


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