Anorexia

Will Isham, Health-5, 10/13/15

"You control what you eat, don't let what you eat control you."

Anorexia or Anorexia nervosa is a biological adaptation to weight loss that makes the victim hungry less. The body tells itself not to eat, and fears gaining weight. Someone may become anorexic if they see someone else do it or they have depression problems. 25% of teen girls starting a diet will become anorexic.

4% of people become anorexic. 1/10 of anorexics are male.

Symptons may include excessive exercise and dieting, binge eating, not letting your body get nutrients, and seeing yourself as bigger than you are. It is most common in the teens. To treat anorexia, you can eat more than the body wants, take antidepressants, and take family therapy, or if needed, hospitalization.

Anorexia is the most common cause of death among young women ages 15 to 24.

The disorder is traced back 11,000 years when we were migrating over long distances. Anorexics usually have a lower weight than Bulimia. Victims may throw up or purge to keep skinny and many become anorexic over social issues. Victims might lie and deny that they are too skinny. If the disorder lasts too long, it can lead to death or major health issues.
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