Topic Research

Why it is Developed

there are 3 factor that may contribute toward the development of anorexia

  • psychological
  • environmental
  • social

These people tend to be over achievers and perfectionists. Students who are involved in school and community activities and believe that their life would be better/ they would be more accepted if they were to become thinner.

Many professionals believe that anorexia is part of an unconscious attempt to come to terms with unresolved conflicts or painful childhood experiences.

Symptoms and Effects

Symptoms
Emaciation – Extreme thinness
An unwillingness to maintain a normal or healthy weight
Intense fear of gaining weight
Distorted body image, a self-esteem that is heavily influenced by perceptions of body weight and shape,
Denial of the seriousness of low body weight
Lack of menstruation among females
Extremely restricted eating.

Effects
Drop in internal body temperature, causing a person to feel cold all the time
Lethargy, sluggishness, or feeling tired all the time
Infertility
Brittle hair and nails
Dry and yellowish skin
Low blood pressure, slowed breathing and pulse
Multi Organ failure

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