Anorexia Nervosa

Eating disorder

Effects of Anorexia Nevosa

There are many effects of Anorexia Nervosa. These are some

-Extreme weight loss

-Thin appearance

-Dizziness and fainting

-constipation

-Dry skin

-Dehydration

-Osteoporosis-

-The loss of calcium, which may result in broken bones.·

Signs/Symptoms

There are different signs that prove that a person has anorexia nervosa. Some are easier to sopt then others.


refusal to eat

· denial of hunger, even when starving

· difficulty concentrating

· obsession with body size and shape

· skipping meals

· making excuses for not eating

· eating only a few certain foods

· weighing food

· cooking elaborate meals for others but refusing to eat

Causes

  • Low self-esteem, which may stem from unresolved experiences of neglect or abuse during childhood
  • · Obsessive or compulsive personality traits, which make it easier to adhere to strict diets and resist hunger
  • Perfectionism, when centered on the body leads to thought distortions such as "I'm never thin enough."
  • · Low levels of serotonin, one of the brain chemicals involved in depression

How to help/treatment and who to talk to

specialist counselors
  • psychiatrists
  • psychologists
  • specialist nurses
  • dietitians
  • pediatricians – in cases affecting children and teenagers
  • How it is similar and different from other eating disorders

    This disorder is relevant to bulimia. Most people that have anorexia also have bulimia.

    Bulimia is when a person eats and vomits their food out right after. When anorexia nervous is the refusal to eat anything.

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