By: Ami Barraza

What it means?

Anorexia is when you don't eat at all.

15 Dangers

  1. Deliberate self-starvation with weight loss
  2. Intense, persistent fear of gaining weight
  3. Refusal to eat or highly restrictive eating
  4. Continuous dieting
  5. Excessive facial/body hair because of inadequate protein in the diet
  6. Compulsive exercise
  7. Abnormal weight loss
  8. Sensitivity to cold
  9. Absent or irregular menstruation
  10. Hair loss
  11. Breathing, pulse, and blood pressure rates drop
  12. Thyroid function slows
  13. Excessive thirst and urination may occur
  14. Dehydration contributes to constipation
  15. Starvation can damage vital organs such as the brain and heart

10 signs

  • Refusal to eat and denial of hunger
  • An intense fear of gaining weight
  • A negative or distorted self-image
  • Excessive exercise
  • Flat mood or lack of emotion
  • Irritability
  • Fear of eating in public
  • Preoccupation with food
  • Social withdrawal
  • Thin appearance