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Anorexia nervosa

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Shannon Blackmore

on 14 October 2010

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Transcript of Anorexia nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa Catch up What is it? What are the risk factors? How is it treated? How can it be prevented? Next two lessons... Complete last lesson on HIV/AIDS Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder in which a person refuses to eat adequately and maintain a proper body weight.
Most commonly affects young women in wealthy societies, but can also affect men, and women of all ages.
Affects 1-5% of female adolescents and young women in the USA.
Can cause death and many other weight disorders. Gender - about 90% of sufferers are female.
Cultural factors - some cultures promote thin bodies as ideal for women. This is often supported by media and the fashion industry.
Ethnicity - people from a European background are more likely to suffer.
Socio-economic - more commonly affects those from wealthy backgrounds.
Poor body image - a lack of confidence in your own body and feeling that you look ugly. People with little self-confidence are more likely to suffer from it.

Returning to a normal diet to achieve a healthy weight.
Zinc is especially important, because it leads to greater appetite.
Medication for mental condition and restoring appetite.
Psychiatric counselling.
With treatment, the prospects are good for a sufferer, lasting an average of 1.7 years. What are the effects? Dramatic weight loss.
Refusing to eat, or bulimia (intentional vomiting after eating).
Fear of gaining weight.
Inability to handle cold temperatures.
Can lead to other health problems, like heart attacks, osteoporosis, brain atrophy, deficiency diseases and even suicide. The support of family and friends is very important. Don't tell people they are fat, and help them to look after themselves.
Dieting is fine, but you need to reduce your food consumption, not cut it out completely. There are some nutrients that your body needs every day.
Aim to keep in the healthy weight range. If you think you are too fat but your weight is healthy, seek help.
Remember - everyone's body is different, and we can't all look like supermodels. Be proud of who you are! Next lesson we will be at the laptops in the library.
You will be researching information for your Prezi - not making the Prezi.
On September 24th (8C/D) we will be in the HS Computer Lab
and 28th (8A/B) we will be in the MS Computer lab.
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