Anorexia

By: Shayda K.

Facts

  • Anorexia has one of the highest death rates of any mental health condition
  • Anorexia is a type of eating disorder
  • Teens and young adults ages of 12 and 26 make up 95% of those who have eating disorders

Warning Signs & Impact

  • Dramatic weight loss.
  • Refusal to eat certain foods, for example, against whole categories of food (no carbohydrates, etc.).
  • Frequent comments about feeling “fat” or overweight despite weight loss.
  • Anxiety about gaining weight or being “fat.”
  • Denial of hunger



Impact


  • Low blood pressure
  • An abnormally slow heart rate
  • Reduced bone density
  • Muscle loss and weakness
  • Dehydration, sometimes leading to kidney failure
  • Dry and brittle hair and skin
  • Messed up growth

A LIFE THREATENING EATING DISORDER

Available Help ?

Yes there is available help.


  • Individualized psychotherapy
  • Family counseling
  • Dietary counseling
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Life coaching


Information

Anorexia leads to up to 15% weight drop from your original weight. It leads to extreme dangerous health problems and even death. People with Anorexia have a fear of getting "fat" They try to get rid of this flaw by starving themselves and even if their family members make them eat, they will go to the bathroom and try to make themselves puke to get rid of the food.

Females are more known to get Anorexia rather than men who can still get Anorexia. Scientists think that people get Anorexia based on their personality traits, behavior, and thinking patterns. Sometimes people who have Anorexia have gotten bullied about their size or traits.

To be diagnosed, the doctor will give an Physical Exam and medical history. At first, people with Anorexia try to deny that they're the way they are leading to interventions. During the interventions, family members and friends gather along and talk to the person with Anorexia telling them how much they enjoy them and like to have them in their life.

Anorexia like other disorders can get worse if not treated quickly.