Anorexia Nervosa Is An Eating Disorder

1373 Words Mar 27th, 2016 6 Pages
Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder that a lot of girls and even boys suffer from. It deals with distorted body image issues that turn into an obsessive control of food intake. It can start as a normal diet that gets taken too far. One might limit themselves to a very low calorie diet and over exercising keeping him or her below a healthy weight. The body goes into starvation mode if you do not eat around two thousand calories a day and a person with anorexia on average eats less than six hundred calories per day ("Overview - Anorexia nervosa - Mayo Clinic", 2016). To put that into perspective, a banana is about one hundred calories. When your body is starving, it stars hoarding calories and your metabolism does not have to work as hard so it actually slows down permanently even if you eventually start eating healthy again. You get really dizzy and your mind gets a little foggy because you are not giving your body the nutrients that it needs to perform properly. You will have low blood pressure and feel very cold as a result of this as well. People who start starving their bodies at a very young age will develop at a slower pace than a healthy person. Your nails will become yellow and brittle, your hair will thin and fall out, you will feel depressed and want to isolate yourself and you will never see your body for how it really looks to other people. You can also become sterile which is a huge downfall. Most of these are symptoms but some of them are risk factors that…
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