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  • Anorexia Prevention

    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 control, anxiety, or loneliness. In a collection of forty two studies with 3,006 individuals diagnosed with anorexia, 178 deaths were accounted for. In a collection of thirty eight studies where cause of death was included complications of an eating disorder accounted for 89 deaths, suicide for 44, and other unknown causes for 31 (Sullivan, 1995). There is a huge need to educate people on the risks of anorexia and the symptoms to spot before the damage is irreversible. Anorexia is extremely hard for psychologists psychiatrist, and doctors to treat because the restriction of food has become an individuals lifestyle. This review of literature explores the importance of understanding anorexia and eating disorders by looking at ways to recognize, prevent, and reverse this medical disease. The Predictors and Prevention of Anorexia Because every person is different and the signs and symptoms of anorexia can be different for each individual, different scales have been developed for…

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  • Anorexia Nervosa Warning Signs Essay

    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

    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

    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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  • Sport: The Female Athlete Triad

    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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  • Behavior Change Communication

    Fertility is substantially higher among rural women than among urban women; rural women will give birth to two more children during their reproductive years than urban women 6.4 and 4.0, respectively (DHS-MICS, 2011). DHS-MICS (2011), report further classified contraception as modern and traditional methods. Modern methods include; female sterilization, male sterilization, the pill, the intrauterine device (IUD), injectables, implants, male condom, female condom, diaphragm/foam/jelly, standard…

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  • Cirrhosis Research Paper

    steatohepatitis; and blocked bile ducts. During steatohepatitis the accompanying fatty infiltration likes liver cells, leaving only non-functioning fibrous scar tissue. Low plasma protein levels eventually lead to ascites. which is abdominal fluid accumulation. Scar tissue impairs blood circulation in the liver, resulting in elevated venous blood pressure and oesophageal varices. The rupture of these enlarged veins with massive haemorrhage often is the cause of death. Treatment is difficult when…

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  • Abdominal Pain Case Study

    clues to the underlying diagnosis. These may include early pregnancy abortions (miscarriages), ovarian cysts and endometriosis. Two common gynaecological presentations are: NURSING STANDARD EctopicpregnancyTWis occurs when the gestational sac implants outside the uterus, with 96 per cent implanting in the Fallopian tube (Wyatt eííí/2005). One in 100 pregnancies in the UK are ectopic. The pregnancy may reach 10-14 weeks before tubal rupture ( Wyatt Í M / 2 0 U 5 ) . Ectopic pregnancy must be…

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