Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by fear of excess weight so that the person has a body weight far below normal. Various symptoms of anorexia will appear when someone has an eating disorder on this one, even though sometimes the signs are not so obvious.
Usually to prevent weight gain and try to keep on lowering it, people who suffer from anorexia nervosa will limit what they eat everyday. They also might justify any means, such as controlling calorie intake by fasting, abusing laxatives, using diet aids, and also exercising excessively. No matter how much weight you lose, people with anorexia still feel worried about their weight.
What are the symptoms of a person with anorexia nervosa?
Symptoms of anorexia nervosa are divided into two, namely those that are physically visible and that can be seen from changes in behavior. Here's the full review.
Symptoms of physical anorexia
People with anorexia usually experience various physical signs such as:
- Very extreme weight loss.
- Dizziness, even fainting.
- The color of the finger turns bluish.
- Severe and non-fatigue.
- Hair that keeps falling out and broken.
- No menstruation (or irregular menstruation).
- Dry or yellowish skin.
- Irregular heartbeat.
- Low blood pressure.
- Cavities due to frequent vomiting.
- Thinning bones.
- The growth of fine hair covering the skin of the body.
- Always feel cold all the time.
Symptoms of anorexia mentally and behavior
In addition to physical symptoms, usually people with anorexia nervosa show special signs of behavior and mentality. Among them are:
- Limit food intake through a strict diet or fasting.
- Excessive exercise.
- Try to get rid of foods that have been consumed in any way, including using drugs.
- Ignoring hunger and refusing to eat.
- Lying to others about how much food has been consumed.
- Feeling afraid to experience weight gain so often weigh more.
- Withdraw from the environment.
- Get angry quickly.
- Use multi-layered clothing to conceal the continued weight loss while trying to stay warm.
- Only consume certain types of foods and limit some of them, for example not consuming carbohydrates.
- Keep thinking that he is fat even though his weight continues to decline.
If you or even the closest person experiences these symptoms, be careful. Immediately consult a nutritionist and psychologist to get help as soon as possible.
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