Anorexia Nervosa

The Silent Killer Called Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa is a life-threatening eating disorder that tends to occur during the pre- and post-puberty. Although it usually affects women, there have also been cases of adolescent boys and young adults suffering from anorexia nervosa. The defining symptom of Anorexia Nervosa is the refusal to maintain the minimum normal body weight. This stems from …

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Study Says Anorexia Could Impair Adolescent Bone Development

According to a recent study, children facing anorexia have higher chances of suffering from impaired bone development when they reach adolescent. Based on the research it was uncovered that children and teenagers with even mild cases of anorexia exhibit abnormal bone structure. Miriam A. Bredella, M.D., musculoskeletal radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and assistant professor …

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What Your Doctor Should Look For In Your Child

Because of the range of medical complications and consequences of any level of eating disorder symptoms, it’s important to have your child evaluated regularly by her pediatrician while she is at risk. Some doctors are well versed in the specific health concerns that go along with anorexia and bulimia symptoms. The Maudsley Parents newsletter shared …

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What is reverse anorexia?

Reverse anorexia simply stated is just the opposite of anorexia, unlike the obsession to be thin it is characterized by a desperate desire to gain more lean muscle mass and is generally seen in men, however, just like anorexics men suffering from reverse anorexia have a distorted body image; no matter how muscular they are …

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What is Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is a type of eating disorder which can be characterized mainly by lack of food taking, emaciation or thinness in addition to strong unwillingness to maintain a healthy weight. The individual affected with anorexia attemps to continue an endless cycle of restrictive eating often to a point close to starvation with a view …

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Use Portion Control For Treating Anorexia

Controlling your portions is the number way to help with treating anorexia. You absolutely have to start when recovering from an eating disorder such as anorexia. Remember that as this eating disorder progressed, food became the enemy somewhere along the lines. So in order to win food over as a friend to someone with anorexia, …

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Too Many Worries

Along with having the eating disorder anorexia, the constant struggle some face to keep it a secret, also causes them a great deal of stress and anxiety. In fact, it is not that uncommon for people with anorexia to have anxiety or panic attacks. This amount of stress does more than just drain you, it …

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The Shy Cry

Have you ever felt so alone, so different from everyone else, the kind of unique that is not very good? This may be a shyness you would not think would involve eating disorders, but it does. Have you ever considered what the shy and unforeseen girls do every night they are at home. More than …

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The Phenomenon Known As Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa is a psychological disorder that mostly affects females who are in their adolescent years. In DSM IV, it has been categorized into two subgroups – the binge-eating/purging type and the restricting type. Aside from the meeting the common diagnostic criteria of refusal to maintain a body weight of at least 85% of the …

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The Impact that Society Leaves

In today’s years, people give a great importance to the person’s size. They view others through their weight, and judge them accordingly. That is why people tend to think that in order to fit in, they must be thin. Models in magazines and television (who they probably do not look the same in reality) give …

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