Anorexia

by: Danielle Rader

Anorexia

anorexia is a disorder that causes people to obsess about their weight and the food that they eat. They maintain a weight that is far below their age and height and tend to starve themselves or exercise excessively to avoid weight gain.


http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anorexia/basics/definition/con-20033002

Ages

anorexia is most common around the ages of 15-17. it is uncommon and rare, but can appear in ages 10 and under. Anorexia statistics show that it mostly affects women and about 10% of men.


http://www.mirror-mirror.org/anorexia-statistics.htm

Symptoms

symptoms of anorexia are:


1. Extreme weight loss.

2. thin appearance.

3. abnormal blood count.

4. elevated liver enzymes.

5. fatigue.

6. dizziness or fainting.

7. seizure.

8. brittle nails.


http://www.google.com/#q=anorexia+symptoms&revid=-1