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Renee Harrenga

on 11 September 2012

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Transcript of Anorexia

Anorexia By:
Renee Harrenga
Sierra Lyons
Kelsey Nelson Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder that causes people to obsess about their weight and the food they eat. People with this symptom try to maintain a weight that is considered"beautiful" to them. People with anorexia nervosa may starve themselves or exercise excessively. This isn't really about food its an unhealthy way people try to cope with emotional problems. This can be an difficult thing to overcome, but with treatment you can gain better eating habits. "Modern anorexia is the biopsychosocial disorder mirroring a society with specific tensions and contradictions: the bourgeois family, supportive yet suffocating, and all the paradoxical hypocrisies of modern attitudes towards youth, food, femininity, beauty and sexuality, are whipped up by the media and by multi-million pound food and style industries."
- Roy Porter 1997 Symptoms Extreme weight loss
Thin appearance
Abnormal blood counts
Dizziness or fainting
A bluish discoloration of the fingers
Hair that thins, breaks or falls out
Soft, downy hair covering the body
Absence of menstruation
Dry skin
Intolerance of cold
Irregular heart rhythms
Low blood pressure
Swelling in arms or legs Effects Anorexia is more common in young teenage girls and women. Boys and men have increased in eating disorders recently. Anorexia is found more in teenagers. However, it still occurs in other ages, but is rare over 40. Athletes, actors, dancers, and models are at higher risk of anorexia. Prevention There is no real way to prevent anorexia, but if you see someone with low self-esteem and not eating correctly or severe dieting, or complaining about their appearance. Talk to them, or try to help them in some way. Opposite of Anorexia The opposite of anorexia is obesity.
Obesity is a label of people that are
a greater weight then people
considered healthy. They have a
BMI of 30 or higher. Information Our first site Mayo Clinic is reliable because
it is a medical website that was written by
doctor with a degree. Our other site for the
opposite of Anorexia was approved by the USA
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