i decided to write this article having suffered from it my self and to raise awareness.
Anorexia is an eating disorder, it’s a psychological disorder. A person who suffers from anorexia tends to start losing weight as they think their fat and feel they need to lose weight. The person then tends to go to the point of starving themselves in a bid to lose weight in some cases they also make binge on food then make them selves sick this is commonly known as another disorder called Bulimia. All though most people would think Anorexia is centred around food and that’s the main cause of anorexia, it can be what people use to try cope with an emotional problem and they feel they can control it. Anorexia can be difficult to overcome and some sufferers never really do overcome it and suffer from it all their lives.
The most common symptom of a person who is anorexic is the massive weight loss, and the appear very thin in appearance. A person who is anorexic can also suffer from constipation and abdominal pain. An anorexic can also suffer from anaemia and they can also suffer from such things as flaky skin and brittle nails. Their sleep can become disturbed and they can suffer from depression. A person who suffers from anorexia can also suffer from dizzy spells and fainting. They can also suffer from low blood pressure and irregular heart rhythms.
There are a lot of risks surrounding people who are anorexic these include Death in certain cases where the anorexic has lost an extreme amount of weight it can lead to death. Lung problems they may have difficult breathing. Depression the can suffer from depression and anxiety. Also in females late on in life they may not be able to have children.
Anorexia can be treated in a lot of different ways. In some cases hospitalisation may be needed if there‘s been a substantial amount of weight loss. In other cases a doctor can diagnose it and offer self help strategies for safely putting weight back on. They may also need to talk to a therapist in order to see why the illness started and to try to help the person overcome it.