Eating Disorders - A Close Look At Anorexia Nervosa


Eating disorders affects a great number of individuals around the world. More prone to this condition are girls and young women. Anorexia is the most well-known eating disorder and has its own exceptional characteristics. It can be dangerous and deadly. Anorexia sufferer is known as anorexic. Anorexia nervosa is a complex condition in which an anorexic refuse to eat or eat in little amounts because they want to maintain a healthy weight or attain a particular figure. Unknowingly, anorexics indulges in self-starvation and become malnourished.
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What truly causes anorexia?

Unlike other medical conditions, it is not simple to diagnose. Hence, it is frequently hard to detect the exact cause for it. Additionally, discovering the best course of treatment is not simple. So what truly causes anorexia eating disorder?

The environment does play a role in the advancement of this condition. So many people are obsessed with their looks that they permit the fashion industry to dictate their sense of appearance. Fashion and beauty supporters portray being thin as excellently beautiful. This distorted message constrain young women to strive for a body weight that is horrible and unrealistic. Needing to achieve that perfect body, they change their eating habits which may involve not eating when hungry. 

Individuals who get to become anorexics are those who doesn't like their physical appearance. They permit the distorted perspective of their looks decimate their self-esteem. Anorexia has other causes. Studies have demonstrated that victims of sexual abuse or molestation might unknowingly attempt to protect themselves by making their body sexually ugly with the safe use of food. 

Anxiety, discouragement, stress and frustration can make some individuals develop eating disorders. There are distinctive treatment options for anorexia. Parents are advised to seek medical attention as soon as possible once they found out that any of their children has starting showing signs of eating disorder.  Anorexia can cause serious health problems such as osteoporosis kidney damage, anaemia and heart failure. This is so for the reasons that an anorexic would have deprived his body of many nutrients and healthy foods for such a long period of time. The immune system becomes weakened making the body more vulnerable to diseases. In some extreme cases, anorexia can lead to death.

20 comments:

  1. It is important to raise awareness about this. I've seen some bloggers who claimed they are health bloggers out there but they seems to be having eating disorder and that is dangerous especially with their young readers/followers.

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  2. I remember when I first heard anorexia in secondary school. Our agric teacher had used it and a few others. So I thought it'a an animal-only term. Guess I was wrong. Thanks to this I know it applies to us too. Plus now I remember the meaning. (Loss of appetite). Well sometimes guys are the reason ladies try to keep fit but would eating fat loss meal be unsafe as well?

    Lol. Don't mind those bloggers. They've been initiated. @ Maureen.

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  3. thank You for raising awareness on anorexia. so many young people seeking to look a certain way and putting themselves in danger!

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  4. This is a terrifying disease for me. It's eating the person little by little. And the next thing you know he/she's suffered so much. I believe there are more cases of this on women than men. Women tend to be so conscious of their figure than their health. That's why I keep telling my women friends and sisters to be careful with their health while trying to achieve a "perfect" figure. They should have the "healthy figure".

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  5. I always believe that Anorexia is not just an eating disorder.
    The entire situation itself is a mental disorder. The mindset of the victim is so skewed to deeply believe in the negativity and only when she/he do not eat, will then be able to achieve the unattainable.

    These people needs a lot of love as well as encouragement, while also mixing with the right people. I am not thin and no doubt I do make efforts here and there, I do not want to get myself in such situation. And when my skinnier friends, say they are too fat, I often make them face me and re-access their mindset and make sure they snap out of it. Only then one can really help to prevent anorexia or bulimia.

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  6. Positivity really helps and in order to do so, people need to get out and exercise, meet new peopl rather than cooping in the house. Why so? Because I've went through the same symptoms and I walked out of it without medication. It can be done, as long as you have the will power.

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  7. Scary!! Sometimes when I'm eating out for dinner at the restaurant with my husband, I hear woman/girl vomit like a pregnant woman, they try throw the food out. This is scary, but why this is okay for model?

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  8. It is extremely important to talk openly about this tricky subject! We need to love ourselves more and not let the media influence our idea of what beauty is...

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  9. Usually those with eating disorders or anorexic problems are those depressed. One who love themselves will not treat their body and mind such way. I just don't understand why people are so obsessed with skinny, it doesn't look healthy to me.

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  10. A very detailed info about this dreaded eating disorder. If I am not Mistaken, the late Karen Carpenter died of Anorexia.

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  11. Anorexia is becoming a common problem nowadays. There are lots of drugs and even fake supplements nowadays that triggers it. The public must be aware.

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  12. I think boosting self esteem is a great way to deal with anorexia. It also helps to consult the experts.

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  13. Even if I know this disease exists, I have never met an actual patient like this yet. I only know of this disease because of Ms. Karen Carpenter who died from complications stemming from this. It is hard to understand how deprivation of food can result out of poor body image, but it is real.

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  14. Anorexia can lead to so many deficiencies and diseases. It needs to be diagnosed and treated at the right time.

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  15. It is a mental health and body image issue and needs immediate medical attention. Treatment is available but the individual must be willing to participate in the recovery process.

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  16. It is a serious disorder. I hope those around the person who has anorexia can detect it early on. There are people who died of this disorder and it is scary. -katrina centeno

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  17. Heard of this disorder way back in college and your post says it all. Sometimes when I'm craving for food I thought of this disorder. Hope that it's not a sign.

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  18. Anorexia is a dangerous disease, I think that the media is to blame with their propaganda young girls to stay slim as the fashion models. Staying so slim is not healthy.

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  19. WOW this post is one of my favs from my blog. Such posts really create awareness. I am ally glad i visited your blog!

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  20. I think anorexia is not so common nowadays compare to few years back. More ppl is taking healthy foods and workout.

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