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Anorexia: What Can We Do?

according to the dictionary, Anorexia is an emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to eat
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Natalie Chan

on 10 January 2011

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Transcript of Anorexia: What Can We Do?

Anorexia It could only
be controlled
by themselves Anorexia Nervosa Long-term studies show that 50 - 70% of people recover from anorexia nervosa. However, 25% do not fully recover. Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder,
chiefly in young women, characterized by
aversion to food and obsession with weight loss,
and manifested in self-induced starvation and excessive exercise studies show that anorexia
is the hardest to fix This is a hand of a 48 year old woman who was anorexic. There are 2 types of anorexia that each have the same effect yet a different meaning. But, that doesn't mean they don't need help. Anorexia mirabilis The 2nd type of Anorexia where one starve's themselves, mainly middle aged women and girls, in the name of god. such acts will be sleeping on thorns, starvation to the point of death, and ascetic practices
(the aim of pursuing religious and spiritual goals). Deaths from Anorexia includes complications, fatality, life expectancy and survival rate information. Did you know? Angela of Foligno, an author of the 1200s, was a sufferer of anorexia mirabilis. She didn't eat anything but eucharist, whine and bread, and was reported that she had ate scabs, lice and drank pus from the sores of the sick. Some "Ana" sites talk about how to become anorexic. It's disgusting and degrading to think that it is necessary to become anorexic just for the thought of becoming "beautiful". Once you become anorexic, it'll be hard to get out of it. With thoughts such as "the meat is dead cat" or "Owl brains" in mind, food ends up looking and sounding horrible. This could become daily thinking and it'll only worsen later on when starvation starts killing. There is no true way of why people become anorexic, for it is a "complex mix of cultural, social, familial, psychological, and biological influences unique to each person." It was most likely that they choose to become anorexic for appearance purposes and another could be an influence from the culture of thinness. Why? What? Anorexia, the cause of fast dieting and pain. It can also harm the way of thinking for fear of eatting. Anorexia:
What can we do? The Effects How to become Anorexic...? Anorexia Nervosa
fear of food
emotional and physical pain Anorexia Mirabilis
sleeping on thorns
starvation to death
ascetic practices
(the aim of pursuing religious and spiritual goals) Some ways to help cure anorexia:
■Getting professional counseling.
■Learning good eating habits.
■Steps to maintain and regain a healthy weight.
If early signs are detected of anorexia, it'd be best to bring them to a physician. Recovery will have a higher chance when noticed at early on. By controling one's self, anorexia can be conqured if able to control mind and body. How can we help? Many who are diagnosed with anorexia won't have the will to go for help. They'll need the push given to them by supporting members like families and friends. So now we know... Anorexia can harm one's body and mind by thinking the food is something disgusting

it CAN be cured by controlling yourself

food is good and good for you and shouldn't be taken less than the average amount of calories per day.

beauty is in yourself, not the way you look but the way you think!
You are YOU. Beautiful, smart and courageous. Don't ever change. Thank you By Natalie Chan
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