Anorexia Nervosa: the Effects

Anorexia means loss of appetite.
This is a very serious health problem. In Latin, "Nervosa" means nervous. The body's Nervous System is attacked by this eating disorder.
Anorexia Nervosa is a condition in which its victims starves themselves. This disorder has taken the lives of many females. Its victims are teenage girls and young adult females, although some young males are said to suffer from this disease as well.

The Effects of Anorexia Nervosa, is done by the interference of starvation that disrupts the biochemistry makeup of the body's systems.

The Effects of Anorexia Nervosa:

Hair loss, dull looking hair
Excessive fatigue
Sleep disturbance
Hormone imbalance
Amenorrhea (lack of monthly cycles)
Corroded teeth
Slow pulse
Brittle fingernails
Low blood pressure upon standing
May have difficulty sleeping

                                         Behavior of the Anorexia Nervosa  Individual

The characteristic behavior of Anorexia Nervosa is secretive and defensive. The individual is preoccupied with food and weight gain, that dominates their thought process. They often feels hungry but denies they are. They will normally wear larger clothes to conceal their body shape and weight loss.

The person suffering from Anorexia Nervosa, may resort to drugs and alcohol, to alleviate the feeling of hunger and depression. Having a relationship with someone is very difficult for this individual to do, because of the psychological state of their mind. Therefore, they are often in an isolated position, due to one or more failed relationships.

This condition is a psychological illness which causes the victim to believe they are overweight, when in reality they are very thin. Those who suffer from Anorexia Nervosa induces starvation due to fear that they will become 'fat' if they loose control over their diet, and possibly their life.

Anorexia Nervosa has taken the lives of thousands of females. This disorder can easily affect those who are obsessed with having a thin body. Many who suffers from this condition reportedly, have been hospitalized several times. Some have died by suicide or by starvation, although they were treated in a hospital.

__ Ellen J. Barrier
Author/Medical Professional/
Spiritual counselor

Barrier's Health and Fitness Website:

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