Dealing with Anorexia and Eating Disorders

By: hunter
If you or a close of friend of yours is suffering from anorexia you already know how this medical condition can affect your life. You'll need to know as much as you can about anorexia since the more informed you are about what's happening to your mind and body the better chance you have of succeeding at treatment.

Anorexia describes a condition where a person decides that they are too fat and therefore they decide that they won't maintain what should be a normal body weight for their body type and height.

Anorexia usually affects females but there have been many cases where young males have been affected as well. Most people suffering from anorexia will weigh considerably less than then should often by as much as 85% less than what they should weigh to remain healthy. Most females will stop having regular menstrual periods since the entire health of their body is jeopardized from the condition of anorexia.

Young girls suffering from anorexia will have a very poor body image and will think that they are too fat when they don't actually have any fat on their body. This poor body image affects everything that they do in life.

There are other medical complications that occur when someone has anorexia. Some of these other medical conditions include depression, heart problems, low blood pressures, headaches, and in inability to conceive.

Anyone who has anorexia should seek the help of their doctor so that can seek counseling. The problem is that most girls who have anorexia refuse to admit that they have a problem in the first place. If you know someone who has anorexia you may have to have an intervention of some kind to help them realize that they have an eating disorder.

Be prepared for a great deal of denial since admitting that they have an eating disorder means that they have to start eating and most anorexics will do anything not to have to eat.
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