Anorexia

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Anorexia

Anorexia

Anorexia is an eating disorder that makes people lose more weight than is considered healthy.

a lack or loss of appetite for food

Causes:-anxiety -OCD-certain personality traits can make people more vulnerable to anorexia -fear of gaining weight

Symptoms:-Extreme weight loss-Fatigue-Insomnia-Dizziness or fainting-Hair that thins, breaks or falls out-Soft, downy hair covering the body-Dry skin

Treatments:-Therapy - Restoring a healthy weight- Medication-Hospitalization

What can we do to prevent eating disorders in our children?-Be a good role model. Be comfortable with your body.

For more information: www.mayoclinic.org/www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/www.anad.org/‎‎www.helpguide.org/

Can eating disorders cause death? -Yes. The mortality rate is approximately 5.6% per decade.

What are the recovery rates for those with eating disorders?-Approximately ½ of those with anorexia or bulimia have a full recovery


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