Anorexia

The consequences of starving your body

Anorexia

Anorexia- An eating disorder that makes people lose more weight than is considered healthy for their age and height. Persons with this disorder may have an intense fear of weight gain, even when they are underweight.


The danger

  • Nails and hair become brittle
  • Skin gets dry, yellows, and becomes covered with soft hair called lanugo
  • Excessive thirst and urination may occur
  • Breathing, pulse, and blood pressure rates drop
  • Reduced body fat leads to lowered body temperatures and an inability to withstand cold weather
  • Mild anemisa
  • swollen joints
  • reduced muscle mass
  • light-headed