Anorexia

by: Mario Herrera

Definition

A disorder in which the irrational fear of becoming obese results in severe weight loss from self-imposed starvation.

15 dangers of Anorexia

  • Starvation can damage Vital organs such as the brain and heart
  • Monthly menstrual periods stop
  • Breathing, pulse, and blood pressure rates drop
  • excessive thirst and urination may occur
  • Thyroid function slows
  • To protect itself, the body shifts into "slow Gear"
  • Nails and hair become brittle
  • Skin gets dry, yellows, and becomes covered with soft hair called lanugo
  • reduced body fats leads to lowered body temperatures
  • Mild anemia, swollen joints, reduced muscle mass also commonly occur in anorexic individuals

10 Symptoms

  • Extreme weight loss
  • Dry Skin
  • Intolerance of Cold
  • Dehydration
  • Elevated Liver enzymes
  • Brittle Nails
  • Constipation
  • fatigue
  • Low blood pressure
  • Dizziness and Fainting