Anorexia Nervosa- Eating Disorder

1685 Words Jun 21st, 2018 7 Pages
Effects of anorexia are mostly seen on the outside of the victim’s body, but do not be fooled. This detrimental eating disorder affects one’s mind just as much as it would the body. What Anorexia does to the mind is that it distorts the way one views their body. Victims of anorexia become fixated on their body image and overly critical about their flaws and weight. Even being obviously underweight, Anorexics will continuously deny that they have a problem and continue with their fatal practices. One will continue to diet and take weight loss medication to get as thin as they see fit. The chemistry of the brain changes completely; your memory becomes bad, the brain’s ability to think is off, and extreme mood swings are prevalent. (Smith, …show more content…
The disease causes one’s bones to thin. This is a risk because the bones become very weak and strained, which can cause fractures among other things. ("Osteoporosis Center: Symptoms, Treatments, Causes, Prevention, and Diet and Exercise Recommendations."WebMD.) Another physical symptom of anorexia is kidney stones. Kidney stones are small crystallized growths in the kidneys that need to be urinated out of one’s body and can be extremely painful. Anorexia also causes kidney failure, and various other kidney related problems. (Smith, Melinda, M.A., and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D., "Anorexia Nervosa." : Signs, Symptoms, Causes, And Treatment.) Since Anorexics take in food at a much slower rate than an average human being, essential vitamins and nutrients that are needed to allow the body to function, are not being provided. This causes decreased levels of potassium, magnesium, sodium, and various other important bodily fluids. (Smith, Melinda, M.A., and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D., "Anorexia Nervosa." : Signs, Symptoms, Causes, And Treatment.) Probably one of the most important organs in the digestive system is the intestines. The intestines are highly affected by anorexia, and this results in constipation and bloating. Bloating is when one’s stomach expands till it’s not the normal size. It’s usually very noticeable, especially in extremely thin people. Bloating could
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