By: Tessa and Taylor
Anorexia is a deadly disease.
Patients suffering from anorexia nervosa may experience dizziness, headaches, drowsiness and a lack of energy.
Anorexia nervosa is a complex eating disorder with three key features:
-refuse to maintain a healthy body weight.
-an intense fear of gaining weight.
-a distorted body image.
Thoughts about dieting, food, and your body may take up most of your day—leaving little time for friends, family, and other activities you used to enjoy. Life becomes a relentless pursuit of thinness and going to extremes to lose weight.
Are you anorexic?
-Do you feel fat even though people tell you you’re not?
-Are you terrified of gaining weight?
-Do you lie about how much you eat or hide your eating habits from others?
-Are your friends or family concerned about your weight loss, eating habits, or appearance?
-You diet, compulsively exercise, or purge when you’re feeling overwhelmed or bad about yourself?
-Do you feel powerful or in control when you go without food, over-exercise, or purge?
-Do you base your self-worth on your weight or body size?
Guys can be anorexic too!
- anorixia is more common for girl than boys.
- 20% of men become anorexic.
- Men in certain professions and sports are more likely to developing eating disorders. Body builders, runners, wrestlers, gymnasts, rowers, jockeys, dancers and swimmers are particularly prone to eating disorders because they must maintain a certain weight to enhance their performance.
Anorexia is also common for younger and middle age teens.