Anorexia is an emotional/eating disorder characterized by dangerously low body weight, abnormal fear of gaining weight, and a distorted perception of weight. People afflicted with this disorder often go to extreme measures to lose weight: taking laxatives, vomiting after they eat, engaging in excessive exercise and severely limiting caloric intake. The cause of anorexia is unknown, but factors like social attitudes that promote thin body types as well as genes and hormones can play a significant role.
Anorexic Behavior Can Be Life Threatening
Eating disorders can do damage to other organs like the heart, bones and teeth and can even lead to other diseases. Body weight may get so low that it can equal a slow self-starvation that is often life-threatening. Anorexia most often develops during the teens and early 20s and tends to affect females more, although males are also affected. The disease negates the body’s ability to get nutrition and thus does harm to growth rates in young people.
Signs and Symptoms
How will you know if you’re anorexic, or if someone you love is becoming anorexic? There are certain signs and symptoms to look for:
- Peer pressure that may trigger an eating disorder
- Skipping meals
- Adopting an overly restrictive diet
- Persistent talk about weight and concern about being fat
- Exercising all the time, even when feeling unwell
- Making excuses when missing meals
- Never eating in front of others/eating in secret
- Muscle wasting
- Low body weight that is abnormal for size and height/refusing to keep normal body weight
There are certain risk factors for eating disorders as well, although these are not all inclusive:
- Low self-esteem
- Constantly seeking perfection
- Being anxious and/or having an anxiety disorder as a child
- Sports, Art, and Work: some professionals, athletes or artists are pressured by coaches or teachers to maintain an unrealistic body weight
You Don’t Have to Fight Anorexia Alone
Anorexia is no different from any other illness, whether it be cancer, diabetes or even depression, in that it can be difficult to fight the battle alone. There are health care professionals available who offer information and resources. Unfortunately, traditional methods don’t always work for some people when dealing with anorexia.
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The Nelson Method focuses on the underlying ills rather than the addictions and obsessions. The focus is geared towards remedying the struggle without succumbing to negative habits. No other program is designed to accomplish this.
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