Anorexia Research Paper

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Anorexia is a condition that affects every part of you, your body, and your mind. In the world that we live in, where on every magazine cover, every tv show, and even in your home room, you see beautiful, skinny girls and guys that seem to have everything they want. They seem to be popular, always happy, and have the perfect body. Many girls that are just beginning to go through adolescence feel that to be these perfect girls or this guys, they have to be skinny. They turn to anorexia. Anorexia is a serious eating disorder, in which girls and guys have an intense fear of becoming fat. Anorexics have a refusal to maintain body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and height. Their weight loss leading to maintenance of body weight is below 20% of the expected body weight of healthy individuals at the same age and height.…show more content…
The physical signs that can be seen or felt are dramatic weight loss in a relatively short period of time, skeletal look, sunken eyes, dry, yellow, or grey skin, thinning hair, hair growth on arms, legs and other body parts in effort to keep heat in, loss of body muscle and fat, dizziness and headaches, complaints of often feeling cold, fainting spells, inability to sleep, exhaustion, and their period stopping or never starting The psychological characteristics of anorexics may include an obsession with weight and complaining of weight problems, obsession with continuous exercise, visible food restriction and self-starvation, isolation and fear of eating around and with others, self- defeating statements after food consumption, low self-esteem, needing acceptance from others, perfectionistic personality, mood swings, and depression. Unseen dangers of an anorexic are a shrunken heart with an irregular beat, low body temperature, brittle bones, low blood pressure, slower pulse, and stunted

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