|Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder affecting young girls or women. A characteristic of anorexia nervosa is an obsession with thinness. Drastic weight loss with fear of weight gain, as well as intense exercise or a poor body image, are signs of anorexia. Additional signs of anorexia are excessive use of laxatives and forcing regurgitation. Over time these symptoms will damage the body. Severe anorexia nervosa includes osteoporosis, irregular heartbeat and heart failure. A victim's skin dries and usually turns yellow. As body fat is lost internal temperature falls. Additional signs of anorexia is anemia, swollen joints and the wasting away of muscles. Victim's may suffer from loss of interest in anything and increase feelings of hopelessness and even depression.
Anorexia nervosa is often diagnosed when the victim's body weight falls 15% below the norm. Another diagnostic imperative is the cessation of one's monthly cycle. There is help on the Internet for anyone displaying signs of anorexia. There are organizations and treatments centers that specialize in treating anorexia nervosa. Patients are screened on an individual basis and a specialized plan is tailored just for them. These treatment centers use a variety of techniques in battling this disorder. A therapist is assigned to each case and provides support on a constant basis for the patient who is showing signs of anorexia. It is important for the patient to understand the dangers involved with this disorder. With medical, nutritional and psychological care including behavior therapy the patient has a promising chance of recovery.
Speculations of anorexia nervosa, has been attributed to the media and the promotion of thinness associated with beauty. Other speculations associated with this disorder may be a result of peer pressure and the need to feel accepted by others. There is help online for this disorder through Christian facilities. Christian counseling uses a biblical approach to bring about healing. Signs of anorexia may start slowly with minor diet changes and then become an obsession. Most often denial goes along with this disorder. The patient may not realize that they have a problem. Bringing the disorder to the forefront by publishing information and helping victim's to understand why they are feeling as they do is a positive approach to battling this disorder. If you are obsessing over your weight, you may be portraying signs of anorexia.
Do a search on the Internet for anorexia nervosa if you are concerned about anyone displaying these symptoms or if you are experiencing them yourself. Continuing in this pattern can lead to death, please don't delay. If you suspect that you are a victim and are portraying the signs of anorexia then tell someone in your family or contact a professional and start getting help. "And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing". (Luke 9:11)
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