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Anorexia eating disorder- an overview

Anorexia eating disorder occurs in people who are insecure and have a very negative body image. Eating disorder largely affects a person’s physical and mental health leading to medical complications. Anorexia nervosa is a type of eating order. People with the anorexia eating disorder are very conscious about their looks and fear weight gain.

Therefore, these people largely avoid taking food and may get into the compulsive habit of consuming excessive diet pills, water pills and laxatives to loose weight. They constantly worry about the calories and fats in the food they take and therefore, try to avoid it. These people may also resort to over exercising, losing energy etc. This is because; people with anorexia eating disorder always think that they are fat and ugly, even if they are thin. They hold the fear of being rejected by the society for being fat.

The patients suffering from anorexia eating disorder, experience a significant weight loss. These people are usually 15% below the normal weight and look very thin and sick. In children, this disorder hampers their proper bodily growth and in adolescent, this disorder may also have negative side effects on their social and personal front. These people are socially isolated and often follow a very unreal dieting regime.

Anorexia eating disorder is a serious mental ailment. The causes of this illness are not specific but largely related to the psychological, social and they can also sometimes be genetically inherited. Any person with a low self-esteem and low self-confidence is at a higher risk of easily contracting this disorder.

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