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Anorexia Nervosa

The phobia of eating (sitophobia) and gaining weight.


People who have anorexia develop unusual eating habits such as:

  • avoiding food and meals
  • picking out a few foods and eating them in small amounts
  • weighing their food
  • counting the calories of everything they eat
  • they may exercise excessively


There are many harmful medical conditions that can arise from anorexia, such as:

  • swollen joints
  • increased chance of heart failure, through slowed heart rate and lower blood pressure
  • reduced muscle mass
  • use of drugs to stimulate bowel movement, urination or vomiting creates a high risk for heart failure
  • starvation leads to heart failure, can cause damage to the brain
  • causes nail and hair to grow brittle
  • dry, yellow skin covered in soft hair (lanugo)
  • mild anemia
  • light headedness
  • brittle bones, causing bones to break easily


Anorexia Nervosa

psychic stresss

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