Anorexia

A person with Anorexia nervosa disease may fall under serious illness that can lead to life-threatening problem. It is an eating disorder that makes people to restrict food intake in order to maintain their weight as low as possible. People with this condition do exercise excessively to control their body and starve themselves to become thin. Anorexia nervosa usually begins in the teenage and it can affect both men and women but it is more common in women than men.

Symptoms

Anorexia nervosa is a serious problem that affects person's physical and mental health and a person with this disorder strongly revoke that they have a problem. Symptom may include:-

  • Afraid of weight gain
  • Think they are overweight even though they are fit and thin
  • They focus more on body weight and structure
  • Limiting the food intake
  • They do exercise excessively even when they are sick.
  • Starve themselves
  • Dieting and they vomit forcefully after taking food to control the weight.

Common physical and mental anorexia disorder symptoms may include:-

  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Dry skin and mouth
  • Hair Loss
  • Constipation
  • Low blood pressure
  • Irregular periods in Women
  • Excessive Exercise
  • Depression
  • Irritation

If your loved one experience the aforementioned symptoms, don't neglect them because anorexia disorder can lead to serious health problems such as kidney failure, heart problems and osteoporosis if it is not diagnosed and treated as early as possible.

Causes

Many factors are responsible for the cause of anorexia disorder. Scientific studies have shown that certain biological, psychological and environmental factors play a major role in anorexia nervosa illness.

Factors that increase the risk of anorexia disorder include:-

  • Anorexia is more common in girls and women because they are very conscious about their beauty than boys.
  • Anorexia disorder is more common in teenagers.
  • Genetic disorders and family history can lead to Anorexia nervosa illness.
  • In fact, media and society plays one of the roles in Anorexia disorder.

Diagnosis

Doctor performs physical examination to diagnose the disorder and he may suggest you to undergo the following tests to pinpoint the disorder.

  • Bone density test to check for thin bones
  • CBC
  • ECG
  • Kidney function tests
  • Liver function tests
  • Total protein test
  • Thyroid function tests
  • Urinalysis

Treatment

If a person experience severe physical and mental disorder symptoms, he/she needs to undergo an immediate treatment to overcome the life-threatening problem. There is no specific medication is designed to treat anorexia disorder. However, antidepressants may help people who are suffering with this kind of problem.

Therapies such as cognitive behavioral, group and family are provided to a patient to get rid of anorexia disorder. Society and Family must involve in this process of treatment to decrease the patient complex mental illness.

Here we offer you few tips to follow apart from medical treatment. This includes:-

  • Take proper food that contains fiber content and nutrients.
  • Don't refuse your family members and friends suggestions.
  • Do yoga twice or thrice in a week to come out of anorexia disorder.
  • Last but not the least, follow your treatment plan carefully.