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Transcript of Anorexia Nervosa
What is Anorexia Nervosa?
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Anorexia: The Basics
Anorexia is not always caused by thinking your "fat".
It's often because depression, social issues, problems within the family, chemical inequalities of the brain, biological and emotional issues and influences.
About 20% of people with anorexia die without treatment.
After undergoing treatment
only 60% of anorexics made full
2-3% of anorexics that had treatment die.
Only a mere 10% of anorexics are men.
The human body needs about 1,200 calories to have the energy to tackle the day, since anorexics consume on average 1,000 calories, they usually don't function normally.
The effects of anorexia are immediate:
Dizziness, weakness, fatigue, constipation,fainting, stomach pains, or bloating.
Progressing in the disease
you can experience Hypotension, Brachycardia, Arrythmia, stomach
ulcers, and skin disorders. These can be healed with medical attention and treatment for the anorexia.
Anorexia Nervosa, commonly called Anorexia, is a disorder in which people of all ages, mostly teenage girls, lose extreme amounts of weight in short periods of time because limiting of food intake, leading to under nutrition.
Only 1 out of 10 anorexics receive treatment.
The average diagnostic age is 17.
Types of Anorexia Nervosa:
Heavy diets, lots of exercise, fasting, restricting food consumption.
Overdosing on diuretics and laxatives, vomiting.
Without further medical treatment side effects may include osteoporosis, liver and kidney disease, weakened heart, and infertility.
The physical side effects go all the way to heart failure, which may lead to...
Depression, cutting or burning themselves, anxiety, social deprivation, lack of interest in things used to love, angry or annoyed at the mention of food.
So, do you still think Anorexia isn't dangerous?
being 15% below previous body weight.
constant refusal to gain weight.
Fear of gaining weight-
Irrational fear of gaining weight
long, hard workouts daily after "eating".
Always checking the scale no matter how many calories you consume.
Missing 3 or more cycles (women only).
Problem with image-
Always checking appearance in the mirror
Picturing yourself overweight though extremely underweight.
Because it is.
Did you think that wanting to beautiful could kill you?
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