By: Christian Enright

What is it?

Anorexia, also referred as Anorexia nervosa, is an eating disorder that makes people lose more weight than is considered healthy for their age and height. People with this disorder may have an intense fear of weight gain, even when they are underweight. They may diet or exercise too much or use other ways to lose weight.

15 Dangers of Anorexia

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

10 Signs Of It

  1. Refusal to eat and denial of hunger
  2. An intense fear of gaining weight
  3. Fear of eating in public
  4. A negative or distorted self-image
  5. Irritability
  6. Excessive exercise
  7. Flat mood or lack of emotion
  8. Preoccupation with food
  9. Social withdrawal
  10. Thin appearance

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