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How To Prevent Relapse In Recovery From Anorexia

Recovery from anorexia is possible, albeit difficult. It is a process that can take months or even years, but in the end leads to a full and happy life free from thoughts and behaviors of anorexia. Relapse is often a step in this difficult process of recovery but should never be taken as failure. Signs …

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How To Know When To See A Doctor For Anorexia

Contrary to popular belief, signs of anorexia aren’t always visible from the outside. It’s possible for a person to be at a seemingly normal weight and not display obvious clues that an eating disorder is present. Yet anorexia is almost always cause for professional treatment, and this includes seeing a physician. How do you know …

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How To Identify Signs Of Anorexia In Your Teenager

Anorexia is the third most common chronic illness among adolescents, according to the National Association of Eating Disorders. The disease, most commonly suffered by females between the ages of 15 and 24, has a mortality rate 12 times higher than the death rate associated with all causes of death for females of that age. Because …

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How To Identify Anorexia

The most obvious symptoms of anorexia revolve around weight loss or failure to gain weight when expected. However, if this is the only visible symptom, other explanations should be investigated – many medical conditions can lead to weight loss or loss of appetite. An anorexic doesn’t have to be extremely thin, although eventually, this is …

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How To Explain Anorexia To Family And Friends

Your family and friends probably don’t know much about anorexia nervosa. Unless they’ve run into the disorder before, they probably think it’s “something models get” and believe the simple solution is to pressure you to eat. That’s not their fault, and if you respond to their good impulses with information, they may end up being …

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How To Discuss Anorexia With A Loved One

Eating disorders like anorexia are complex illnesses that cannot be cured overnight. However, with a strong support system, anorexia can be easier to overcome. While having a conversation about anorexia with a friend or loved one can be difficult, here are a few ways to start. Understanding Your Motivation It is a commonly held belief …

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How Does Anorexia Occur?

Eating enough food to sustain and maintain proper nutrition is a strong biological drive. And although there are medical conditions that will interfere with eating (mostly physical damage or illness to the digestive system), this drive isn’t easy to overcome. Since, in anorexia nervosa, there is no underlying disease process which affects the ability to …

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How Does Anorexia Affect The Body?

Approximately 24 million people suffer from an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder, according to the National Association of Anorexia and Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). In anorexia, people have a distorted perception of their overall body image: anorexics believe that they are extremely overweight when, in fact, they are severely …

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Helping Someone With Anorexia Nervosa Eating Disorder

The first task, before any help is offered, is to come to grips with the disorder. Read all you can about it and try to understand it isn’t a choice for anorexics. Anorexia nervosa really is a disease, and victims do not feel they are in control of their behavior. The more you learn, the …

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Get Help For An Anorexic Teen

Did you know that 95 percent of people with eating disorders are between 12 and 25 years old? Did you know that anorexia is the third-most common chronic illness among adolescents? Did you know that the mortality rate for teenage girls with anorexia is 12 times higher than those without anorexia? With numbers like these, …

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