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What is Anorexia Nervosa?

Anorexia nervosa is one of the most well known eating disorders around today. Mainly because of the fact that anorexia nervosa (often referred to as, "Anorexia") is far more obvious for others to recognise, than for example, bulimia nervosa sufferers. Bulimics more often than not, appear to be of a relatively "normal" weight. Making it more difficult for others to realise that the individual has a serious problem.

Anorexia nervosa is a disease which causes people to obsess about their weight and the food which they eat.  Anorexic sufferers attempt to maintain a body weight which is far below normal, for their age and height. To prevent weight gain, or to continue losing weight, sufferers of anorexia nervosa may starve themselves or exercise excessively.

Anorexia isn’t really about food.  It’s an unhealthy way of trying to cope with emotional problems.  One often equates thinness with self-worth.

Regardless of how weight loss is achieved, anorexics have numerous physical; emotional and behavioural symptoms.

Anorexia nervosa can be extremely difficult to overcome. Yet with the correct treatment, one can gain a more realistic, healthier sense of who you are, return to healthier eating habits and reverse some of anorexia nervosa’s serious complications.

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