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Anorexia is a complex eating disorder that leads to loss of weight and serious health problems. The loss of weight is more than the ideal weight and health of a person. The health problems caused due to the disorder can be even life-threatening.
The term Anorexia means “loss of appetite”. The disorder is characterized by excessive loss of weight (15% less than the actual ideal body weight) and self-starvation. The disorder affects men and women of all ages and is predominant in women. Persons with anorexia fear extremely about weight gain, see themselves as fat even when they are under-weight, do excessive dieting and exercising. Person tries to lose weight by self-induced vomiting, reduce eating and put restrictions to the eating habits.
TYPES OF ANOREXIA
Restricting type- the person turns anorexic due to weight loss by excessive, dieting and fasting.
Purging type- the person turns anorexic by deliberate vomiting or using laxatives and diuretics.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANOREXIA AND HEALTHY DIETING
Healthy dieting is a way to control weight but anorexia leads to controlling of emo…
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