Anorexia

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What is Anorexia?
Anorexia is a nervous eating disorder and mental health condition that can be life-threatening
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what is the problem with treating Anorexia?
One of the Biggest challenges in treating Anorexia is getting people with the condition to accept that their behavior is not normal
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How is Anorexia treated?
With a combination of psychological treatments and advice on eating, nutrition usually helps anorexia. more serious cases are treated in hospital or a specialist eating disorder clinic.
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what are the complications of Anorexia?
Not eating enough can lead to a wide range of some of which can be fatal such as: Kidney failure, Liver damage and Heart failure
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How long does it usually take to treat someone with Anorexia?
it usually takes 5 to 6 years of treatment to fully recover and relapses are common.
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Who is Affected by anorexia?
As wish all eating disorders, most cases of anorexia develop in girls/women with 9/10 cases occurring in females however it is more common in boys/men in recent years.
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What are the symptoms of Anorexia?
Eating as little as possible, making your self vomit and over exercising ( burning more calories than you eat in a day)
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what are the signs of regular vomiting? (Anorexia)
Leaving the table immediately, dental problems such as tooth decay or bad breath caused by the acid in the vomit damaging their teeth and mouth and hard skin on their knuckles caused by putting their fingers on their throat.
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What would someone with Anorexia take in order to make food pass through their body as quickly as possible?
Laxatives and Diuretics
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What is a Laxative? (Anorexia)
Medication that helps empty the bowel
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what is a Diuretic? (Anorexia)
Medication that helps remove fluid from the body
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What might someone with Anorexia do that shows that they do not think about food in the same way as others?
Tell lies about eating or what they have eaten, give excuses about why they are not eating, pretend that they have eaten earlier, lie about how much they have eaten, lie about how much weight they have lost
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What are other signs of Anorexia?
Fine downy hair (Languo) growing on their body, More hair on their face and their pubic hair becoming sparse and thin
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What are the warning signs that someone has Anorexia?
Losing weight, missing meals, complaining about being fat, repeatedly weighing themselves and looking in the mirror
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What are the causes on Anorexia?
There is no single cause for Anorexia. Most experts believe that the condition is caused by a combination of physical, environmental and biological factors which lead to a destructive cycle of behaviour
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what are the Psychological factors of Anorexia?
Tendency towards depression/anxiety, poor reaction to stress, excessively worrying about the future and inhibition
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What is Inhibition? (Anorexia)
this is where a person restrains or controls their behavior and expression
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