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Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder usually found in young adults It is when they refuse to eat or maintain a healthy body weight It is more commonly found in females affecting about 2 of the female population as opposed to 2 of the male population httphealthyahoocomhealthencyclopedia0003620html Even more so it is found in Caucasian women who are very goal-oriented This led me to believe that she wants to be the perfect person all around so she must feel the need to look perfect physically Anorexia is described to be a weight loss of 15 or more below the average body weight for someone their age and height Someone with anorexia nervosa could have problems with their skin making it turn a yellowish color or look slightly blotchy In females there could also be an absence or delay to menstruation Depression usually follows one with an eating disorder and many people fail to realize they even have one If they are aware of the fact they often deny it If the person is aware of their eating disorder they have a much better chance of recovering from it Some people slip very far into it and fall 30 or more below their normal body weight which usually calls for hospitalization httphealthyahoocomhealthencyclopedia0003621html There they go through much therapy and get put on a much healthier diet If its bad enough they will go on to send nutrients to the person through a vein If a person is at a younger age when they come in contact with this disease they have a better chance to recover I thought this may be because the person still looks up to others and may trust in what they are saying more so than they do themselves Anorexia is a very scary disease leading to death in about 10 of its cases It hurts to know that the children having to go through this could have been our next president
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