Cause and Effects of Anorexia
Anorexia is a type of eating disorder who has an intense fear of gaining weight. Anorexia disease causes to severely limit the amount of food intake and one can become dangerously thin. Anorexia affects both the mind and body and can even become deadly. Anorexia usually starts in the teen years and can go into adult hood. Untreated anorexia can lead to starvation and serious health problems, such as osteoporosis, kidney damage, and heart problems. Some people die from these problems.
The cause of anorexia is not fully understood. It is thought to be from a mix of physical, emotional, and social triggers. Extreme dieting changes how the brain and metabolism work, and it stresses the body. Genetics play a big part in anorexia. A combination of certain personality traits such as low self-confidence along with perfectionism and cultural and social pressures can play a big part in anorexia. For some teens, anorexia can be a way of coping with stressful events, such as moving, divorce, or the death of a love one.
Victims of anorexia will often deny that anything is wrong. Almost half of people who have anorexia will eventually develop symptoms, binge-purge behavior, of another eating disorder called bulimia nervosa. Some of the symptoms people who have anorexia think they are overweight even when they are very thin, weigh much less than is healthy or normal, are afraid of gaining weight, and refuse to stay at a normal weight. Anorexia consumes lives become focused on controlling their weight. Each victim limits themselves to how much food they eat and may limit themselves to just a few hundred calories a day, exercise a lot even when they are sick, vomiting or using laxatives, and become secretive and withdrawn from friends and family. As starvation sets in, they start to develop signs of serious problems throughout the body. All of this may lead to feel weak, tired, or faint , have thinned hair, dry skin, brittle nails, stop...