By Danielle Hernandez 6/10/15 A2
Who Can Get It?
Anybody can find themselves battling anorexia. It is rare, though at the same time not really. Many girls in America have struggled with this disorder even some older women. Even boys can have this disorder. It isn’t just for girls. This disorder is may genetic. If one of you relatives or family members struggled or struggles with Anorexia or another eating disorder there is a possible outcome of you getting one too, but it may genetic. It can be triggered by something emotional inside them about their figure. Many patients that have anorexia tend to be teenage girls or young adults between the ages 15-25. There are cases where people are older or younger but most times this disorder can be caused by bullying, thus the many teens struggling with the horrible disorder all over the world. This disorder is not found in any one place, it is something that people become. It can be found in places all over the world. Though some places have more cases than other.
What causes it?
People with anorexia tend to have compulsive or obsessive personalities which makes it easier to keep terrible habits and a strict diet which can lead to anorexia nervosa.
In an environment with peer pressure teenage girls might feel like they need to be thin. This might lead to a desire to exercise excessivley and diet a lot.
Doctors aren't positive about what gene it is but there is a possible genetic which makes more people vulnerable to developing an eating disorder. There is also the genetic tendency of being sensitive or a perfectionist.
Symptoms and Diagnoses
- Behavior - Anxiety
- Weight Loss - Slow Heart Rate
-Fear -Binge Eating
Most cases can be self diagnosable. Not all cases can be diagnosed by a doctor. They are usually easy to self diagnose because of the very noticeable symptoms.
Treatments and cure
1. Meet with a doctor on a daily basis
2. Meet with a counselor on a daily basis
3. You can beat anorexia with a team of people such as a family member(s), a doctor, a counselor, and a dietitian.
4. You will need someone who can supervise your weight gain
5. In a serious case go to a hospital for the right care
It can be cured. With lots of help it can be overcome, though it can vary the amount of time it takes for each case. It depends on how fatal it already is. Also there are no medicines that can help cure the disorder.
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