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What Is Anorexia?

Anorexia Nervosa, or Anorexia, is an eating disorder characterized by an intense fear of gaining weight, a refusal to maintain a healthy body weight and a distorted sense of body image. get anorexia treatment in florida

People with Anorexia just do not consume enough food to maintain a healthy body. They often struggle with complex psychological issues that can eventually result in severe medical conditions.

Anorexia is a strange disorder that usually develops slowly over a period of time. No one ever started out to get Anorexia nor did anything wrong for it to happen. So really, there is no reason for blame or shame. 

Yet, many eating disorder individuals feel embarrassed and guilty about upsetting or worrying their family or friends and are reluctant to share their disgust with being fat, or being obsessed with exercising. They begin to hide unspoken fears through isolating and avoiding being around others at meal time. 

The fear of ridicule often causes induced vomiting and the use of laxatives to be the closest kept secret. An honest and simple attempt to be healthier by cutting out junk food and starting to walk turns into dark disaster for many.

Who Gets This Disorder?
How Would I Know if This Was Going On With Me?

Anorexia tends to develop during the teen years, but not always. This seductive disorder can find its way into the lives of those younger and older. No one is left out of its dangerous reach.  

It tends to find targets who often have a tendency to be perfectionist and struggle with knowing when enough is enough. Those who have difficulties believing in themselves and feeling positive about their appearance or judge their worth on their looks are candidates as well.

What is the Big Deal if I Do Have Anorexia?

Few people know that Anorexia and other eating disorders cause more deaths than any other mental health issue or disorder. However, they are the leading cause of death in the young female population. Many think, “oh that would never happen to me”, and for many it doesn’t, but over 500,000 lose this battle every year.

There is no need for anyone to struggle with or die from Anorexia or any other eating disorder. Stepping out of the darkness of denial and having a voice to let those who care help is the first step to Recovery. Recognizing that the person is not the eating disorder is critical to separating from the convincing and destructive nature of Anorexia.

Questions? Concerns? Feel free to call us at 1-800-236-7524 and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have!

 

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