Anorexia Nervosa: Know more

Anorexia Nervosa: Know more

Anorexia Nervosa: Know more, These are the times of unhealthy lifestyles, eating disorders and mindless diets.

These are the times of unhealthy lifestyles, eating disorders and mindless diets. While obesity and weight gain are rampant with the working class and above in the metropolis, there is another section that is dangerously picking up due to the sheer fear of putting on weight and the craze for size zero figures – Anorexia.

More and more young girls tend to skip meals, trying to emulate their favourite actresses on screen. That is not all; the market now abuses these young minds with diet pills and weight loss herbs without proper consultation. The outcome is a disaster, with more side effects than real any value to the healthy living.
Thus, it is crucial for parents to understand what Anorexia Nervosa and its symptoms. The severe cases of anorexia nervosa end up with point of no return and death.
To start with, Anorexia nervosa is a complex eating disorder that is factored in young adults with the following
- Refusal to maintain the standard body weight
- Chronic fear of weight gain
- Dreading a distorted body structure
There are two types of Anorexia Nervosa, to be precise – Restricting, which is a weight loss achieved with restricting diet, and the purging type, which is a weight loss achieved by vomiting, using laxatives and diuretics.
There is a stark difference between healthy dieting and anorexia. While the former is done to control unnecessary weight, the latter sadly ends up controlling life and emotions in the name of weight loss. Simply put, Anorexia nervosa is a chronic obsessive disorder which slowly takes life with the diminishing body weight and energy levels. The persons suffering with this disorder succumb to death.

Anorexia Nervosa signs and symptoms
Watch out for the following signs in the young adults to rule out the possibilities
Dieting while being thin – This is the most direct sign that an individual is trying to get anorexic. There is no point losing weight if the body is within the permissible levels of BMI. The people who are dieting despite that are headed to obsessive measures to look thinner.
Food obsession – A person headed to anorexia is super obsessed with food information. The calories of each food, measuring food portions before eating every day, reading diet related books – all these are possible hazard symptoms to watch out for.
Lying about eating – This is another red flag. Anorexic people lie about food intake. They end up eating very little or nothing, yet claiming that they had a complete meal.
Symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa
Dramatic loss of weight in a short period of time
Feeling of being obsess despite being thin
Body image fixation
Narcissism before the mirror to check appearance constantly
Using laxatives, diet pills and diuretics without a valid reason
Trying to throw up after eating
Over exercising to lose weight
If you see any or all of these signs and symptoms in a young adult in your place, it is time to avail some serious medical counselling before it’s too late!
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