Symptoms And Treatment Of Anorexia Nervosa

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“A person with anorexia nervosa typically weighs no more than 85% of the expected weight for the person’s age, height, and sex, and in some cases much less.” There are many methods one might use to control their weight; however, anorexia is one of the most well-known to affect men and women. In order to fully understand anorexia, it is important to understand what it is, some of the symptoms, and treatment options.
Anorexia nervosa, better known as anorexia, is a well known eating disorder. However, there is more to it than just being an eating disorder. Anorexia can be when a person starts to focus more on their appearance it starts to impact their eating habits. This usually happens when development starts in a teen, but restriction of food can last for years after development (Moore). It is known for people with the illness to be extremely underweight. There is an intense fear of gaining weight which leads to an extremely strict diet or there is a restriction of food. The person
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Some of the symptoms can be obvious because they are physical. For example extreme weight loss is one of the big ones. Some other signs are discoloration of the skin, hair thinning or falling out, and fainting or dizziness (Mayo Clinic). Other physical symptoms include severely restricting food or bingeing and self-induced vomiting. Abusing drugs that promote going to the restroom is also another alternative. Besides physical symptoms, there are also emotional/behavioral symptoms that accompany anorexia. Behavioral symptoms include irritability or depressed mood, denial of hunger or food (Mayo Clinic). Some things someone may watch for are things like avoiding food, whether it be skipping meals or making excuses to not eat. Covering up in many layers, complaining about insecurities are also some symptoms (Mayo Clinic). Anorexia is both physical and emotional and there are signs in which a person can tell if someone has the

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