Anorexia Nervosa

By: Megan Minaudo and Macy Lee

Often called just Anorexia, anorexia nervosa is a eating disorder that cause an abnormally low body weight and a fear of gaining weight

Warnings/Symptoms

Warning signs:

Dramatic weight loss, always thinking about your weight and your food intake, refusal to eat certain foods always making comments of being overweight, and denial of hunger

Symptoms:

Extreme weight loss, thin appearance, fatigue, insomnia, low blood pressure, dehydration, swelling of arms and legs, constipation, and dizziness or fainting.

Statistics

In the United States 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life including anorexia nervosa but only 1 in 10 women and men actually receive treatment

Treatment Options

The treatment for anorexia nervosa and most other eating disorders usually involves a combination of psychological therapy and supervised weight gain. It is important to start treatment as early as the disorder is discovered as possible.

Places to treat this

ANAD: National Association of Anorexia Nervosa And Associated Disorder in NC

6809-C Fairview Rd. Charlotte, NC 28210


Carolina House Eating Disorder Treatment

176 Lassiter Homestead Rd. Durham, NC 27713