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Anorexia is dangerous to the mental and physical aspects in order to achieve the idea of thinness It is an emotional disorder involving compulsive self-starvation that result in a person being 15 under their normal weightAnorexia Nervosa means nervous loss of appetite It doesnt necessary mean they lose their appetite Frankenberger page 37 says Anorexics experience severe hunger pains They fear that they will gain weight which effects their eating habits The resistance of eating gives anorexics a feeling of self control As the disease progresses the food dominates the anorexics life The disease doesnt have to do with eating and dieting but rather with feelings Anorexia makes you obsessive about not gaining weight Weighing yourself several times a day may cause joy and despair Depending on if the scale went up or down If youve lost a large percentage of weight20 to 25 you may see a fat bloated person This perception of extreme body loss causes chemical changes in the brain altering your perception of being fat An anorexic person doesnt like fat and will deny the right to eat They are likely to be involved in purchasing eating for others but for the self Sometimes anorexics lose control and start to binge as a bulimic Purging as a bulimic and then going back to anorexic patterns Other times anorexics become self centered and isolate themselves from others This leads to the suffering of depression and low self-esteem They are aware of societys idea of thinness and work at achieving this idea Some Signs and Symptoms of anorexics include a loss of weight and have failure to gain weight within their growth Have a refusal to maintain minimum body weight When encouraged to eat anorexics become more reluctant to eat Female women experience an absence of at least three menstrual cycles because of the loss of estrogen Anorexics have an overwhelming fear of becoming fat even when they are underweight The self-
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