By: Crystal Cruz

Eating Disorder of Anorexia

Anorexia is a disease that some people think there fat which probably there not. When they eat something they throw it up. Also they do a lot of exercise. Persons with this disorder may have an intense fear of weight gain.

Dangers of this disorder

  • Damaged organs, especially the heart, brain, and kidneys
  • Drop in blood pressure, pulse, and breathing rates
  • Brittle hair and nails
  • Lowered body temperature
  • Sensitivity to cold
  • Loss of hair
  • Body hair that becomes fine
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Thinning of bones (osteoporosis)
  • Death from starvation or suicide

Symptoms of Anorexia

  • Rapid weight loss over several weeks or months
  • Continuing to diet even when thin or when weight is very low
  • Having an unusual interest in food, calories, nutrition or cooking
  • Intense fear of gaining weight
  • Strange eating habits or routines, such as eating in secret
  • Feeling fat, even if underweight
  • Inability to realistically assess one’s own body weight
  • Striving for perfection and being very self-critical
  • Undue influence of body weight or shape on self-esteem
  • Depression, anxiety, or irritability