Anorexia

ANOREXIA IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH!!!!!!!!!!

INFO ABOUT ANOREXIA

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that makes people lose more weight than is considered healthy for their age and height.

Persons 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 methods to lose weight.

The exact causes of anorexia nervosa are unknown. Many factors probably are involved. Genes and hormones may play a role. Social attitudes promoting very thin body types may also be involved.

Family conflicts are no longer thought to contribute to this or other eating disorders.

Risk factors for anorexia include:

Trying to be perfect or overly focused on rulesBeing more worried about, or paying more attention to, weight and shapeHaving eating problems during infancy or early childhoodCertain social or cultural ideas about health and beautyHaving a negative self-imageHaving an anxiety disorder as a child

Anorexia usually begins during the teen years or young adulthood. It is more common in females, but may also be seen in males. The disorder is seen mainly in white women who are high academic achievers and who have a goal-oriented family or personality.


Anorexia usually begins during the teen years or young adulthood. It is more common in females, but may also be seen in males. The disorder is seen mainly in white women who are high academic achievers and who have a goal-oriented family or personality. Anorexia nervosa is a serious condition that can be deadly. By some estimates, it leads to death in 10% of cases. Experienced treatment programs can help people with the condition return to a normal weight, but it is common for the disease to return.

Women who develop this eating disorder at an early age have a better chance of recovering completely. However, most people with anorexia will continue to prefer a lower body weight and be very focused on food and calories.

Weight management may be hard. Long-term treatment may be needed to stay at a healthy weight.    

Once a person seeks help, it usually takes five to six years of treatment to fully recover, and relapses are common. Around half of people with anorexia will continue to have problems related to healthy eating despite treatment.

Despite being an uncommon condition, anorexia is one of the leading causes of mental health-related deaths. This can be due to the effects of malnutrition or as a result of suicide.



                                     malorie and aimee thanks for reading   this

Get in Touch...

Comment Stream