Anorexia Nervosa

Makayla Hogan ( day 2, hour 6)

brief history

Anorexia Nervosa was uncommon until the second half of the 20th century. One of the Most famous cases before that time period was the case of, Catherine of Siena denied her self food for spiritual denial of self. In the 17th-19th century Anorexia Nervosa was treated as a endocrine disorder and treated with pituitary hormones. In the second half of the 20th century Anorexia Nervosa sky rocketed because of the belief of increasing depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and dieting behaviors.

symptoms

whole body: dehydration, dizziness, fainting, fatigue, low blood pressure, low body temperature, osteoporosis (back pain, reduced mass resulting in weakened bones), water-electrolyte imbalance, or feeling cold.

behavioral: hyperactivity, inpulsivitiy, compulsive actions, binge eating, or social isolation.

mood: anxiety, apprehension, or guilt

Also common: brittle nails, bruising,dieting, dry hair, headache, laxative abuse, sensitivity to cold, or slow heart rate.

what causes this disease?

Anorexia Nevosa can be caused by multiple things but here are the main reasons

-Genetics

-low self esteem

-cultural and social pressures

diagnosed and treated

diagnosed: Anorexia Norvosa is a is hard disease to diagnose because the victim usually try's to hide their loss in weight and strange habits. It is usually noticed by medical compilations.

Treated: it can be treated by watched eating patterns, put in a medical center if sever enough, encouragement by friends and family to get better.