Health Tip: Warning Signs of Anorexia
Symptoms of the eating disorder
(HealthDay News) - Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder in which a person refuses to stay at even a minimum recommended body weight, resulting in severe weight loss that could be life-threatening.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine lists these common warning signs of anorexia:
- Extreme fear of gaining weight.
- Distorted impression of weight and body.
- Excessive weight loss, or being seriously underweight.
- Frequent use of laxatives, diet pills, or diuretics with the goal of losing weight.
- Eating very little food or very few calories.
- Missing periods, low blood pressure, lack of fat on the body, or pale or yellowish skin.
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