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    What anorexics most desire but seldom possess. In an attempt to create some security and structure in an unstable world, anorexics moderate the only aspect of their lives they think they have control over--food .In the novel by Harriet Brown, Brave Girl Eating: A Family's Struggle with Anorexia, A Mother takes us on a journey of how her and her family had to deal with their loved one being an anorexic. Kitty was a very versatile polymathic student and daughter, who was too smart to make a mistake like become anorexic. This family visits hospitals, institutions, and therapy sessions, just to help Kitty overcome this sickness. This family is experiencing a nightmare, that seems to won’t go away. Many sacrifices are made to help Kitty. Kitty is a fourteen-year old all-around student and daughter, who made the mistake of becoming an anorexic and her mother is trying to figure out what made Kitty become this way. Anorexia’s stages and the cause that led Kitty to take on this eating disorder was the literary I component that plagued me. In the era of Kitty being an anorexic teen her and her family had to go through the many stages of trying to help and figure out why she did this. Her mother took her to the hospital at any time of the day, no matter the situation. “My daughter Kitty stands by my bed. It’s Saturday night, close to midnight, and I’m trying- failing- to fall asleep. Even in the dark, even before she speaks, I can tell Kitty is worried. I sit up, turn on the…

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    Anorexia Prevention

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    The Predictors, Prevention and Intervention of Anorexia Anorexia is an emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to eat. It is also characterized as a medical condition where a person experiences a loss or lack of appetite. This can result in irreversible health complications, including death. Anorexia is extremely physiological. Psychological factors that can contribute to eating disorders include low self-esteem, feelings of not being enough or lack of…

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    Amenorrhoea Case Study

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    The first and foremost investigation that needs to be done is urine pregnancy test to exclude pregnancy. If the history and physical examination findings do not reveal the cause of the amenorrhea, a complete blood cell count, urinalysis, and serum chemistries should be evaluated to help rule out systemic disease. Serum prolactin, FSH, oestradiol, and thyrotropin levels should also be measured routinely in the initial evaluation of amenorrhoea once pregnancy has been excluded. Another way of…

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    What are the warning signs? Many of the signs and symptoms mentioned above will not be visible on the outside. However, there are some warning signs of anorexia nervosa that are easier to see on someone. If you are concerned that someone you know may have anorexia nervosa, here are some typical warning signs. Refusal to eat Skipping meals Making excuses for not eating (Denial of hunger, “too busy,” etc) Some other common warning signs include difficulty concentrating and obsession with body…

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    Anorexia Nervosa Research

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    For the most part, Anorexia Nervosa affects women majority of the time, but it can also affect males (OWH, 2012). Researchers also indicate that more than ten million males will suffer from anorexia in their lifetime (National Eating Disorder Association [NEDA], 2015a). In addition, there is a gender difference between most patients with anorexia; females tend to place an excessive focus on food control, while males tend to focus more on excessive exercise and muscle gain (Mozes, 2014).…

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    Causes Of Anorexia Nervosa

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    Thousands are affected by eating disorders. Anorexia nervosa, or commonly known as anorexia is one of the most common ones. Anorexia is the rare eating disorder that is characterized by abnormally low body weight and the fear of gaining weight. Anorexia is most common among young females, but the disorder can be prevalent among the male gender. Anorexia does not only complicate the physical state, but the disorder can affect the mental health of a person; anorexia is powerful when involving…

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    There are many female athletes that participate in sports today. While physical activity can bring a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction, it can also bring on psychological problems. There are certain pressures that come with competing and with that can come a sleuth of problems. The purpose of this paper is to examine what is known as the Female Athlete Triad. Our goal is to get a better understanding exactly what female athletes go through and how societal factors, such as the media, can…

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    Anorexia Nervosa Affecting nearly eight million people in the United States alone, anorexia is a disorder of adolescent development that peaks around ages 14 or 18, but in rare cases, early 20’s. Anorexia is best understood in terms of the development of the total personality in the context of their family. Adolescents raised in families that place a strong emphasis on achievement along with external appearance are more likely to develop anorexia nervosa. People suffering from anorexia, lack the…

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    Menopause is a natural physiological event occurring in women with a median age around 50 years. According to Dr Short (2015), menopause is the termination of menstruation from the loss of ovarian follicular activity. When amenorrhoea occurs for the following twelve consecutive months with no obvious pathological and physiological cause, then it is recognised as a natural menopause. Menopause can cause a woman’s ovaries to stop producing oestrogen (Craparo, 2015) and the loss of oestrogen can…

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    disadvantages of the monotherapy. At the other side, low dose therapy, the ‘draw back’ schedules, has not been proven to be suitable for clinical application. The use of GnRHa and steroids in sequential schedules seems to result in a loss of both the volume reduction as well as the reduction in clinical symptom. The severe hypo-estrogenic state induced by the GnRHa gives rise to annoying side-effects. Hot flushes are the most prominent side-effect, occurring in >80% of patients. Headaches,…

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