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Anorexia

Anorexia

What is Anorexia Nervosa?

Anorexia, or Anorexia Nervosa, is a serious mental health condition characterized by an extreme fear of gaining weight, leading to severe restrictions in food intake, often resulting in dangerously low body weight and physical and psychological health consequences.

Anorexia Nervosa, commonly referred to as anorexia, is a severe and potentially life-threatening eating disorder. Individuals with anorexia have a distorted body image and an intense fear of gaining weight. They often engage in extreme dietary restrictions, leading to significantly low body weight. Anorexia can have severe physical and psychological consequences, including malnutrition, electrolyte imbalances, heart problems, depression, and anxiety. Treatment typically involves a combination of medical monitoring, nutritional rehabilitation, psychotherapy, and support to help individuals with anorexia regain a healthier relationship with food and their bodies and address the underlying emotional and psychological issues. Early intervention is critical in improving the chances of recovery and reducing the serious health risks associated with this condition.

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