Anorexia Nervosa Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

What Is Anorexia Nervosa?

Anorexia nervosa, referred simply as anorexia, is an eating disorder marked by an intense fear of gaining weight, a low body weight and a strong desire to be thin.

There are two types of anorexia; restricting type and purging type.

Those suffering from restricting anorexia tend to perceive themselves as obese and try to control their weight via food restriction.

Moreover, those who suffer from purging anorexia voluntarily vomit after eating or misuse laxatives and diet aids.

Cause Of Anorexia Nervosa:

Although the exact cause of anorexia is still unknown, it is believed to be caused by the combination of number of factors including the following:

Symptoms Of Anorexia Nervosa:

Those suffering from anorexia nervosa exhibit the following symptoms:

  1. causes menses to stop,
  2. hair becomes brittle
  3. Skin becomes yellow and unhealthy.
  1. cutting food into tiny pieces
  2. refusing to eat around others
  3. hiding or discarding food
  1. Use of laxatives, diet pills, ipecac syrup, or water pills;
  2. self-induced vomiting

Diagnosis Of Anorexia Nervosa:

The following tests and exam help in diagnosing anorexia:

Treatment Of Anorexia Nervosa:

Treatment for anorexia can be divided into the following categories:

By : Natural Health News

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