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8 Things To Know About Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa is an extremely serious eating disorder that most people have heard of, but very few people understand. There are numerous things that one should know about Anorexia Nervosa. Listed below are eight of the many.

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1. Anyone can suffer from Anorexia.

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Often Anorexia is portrayed to be a disease that affects only the immensely thin community; however, Anorexia does not pick and choose which size of people that it wants to effect. Almost anyone is at risk of this nightmare.

2. Binge and purge.

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Often Anorexia is thought of as a disease that consists of only starving oneself to become thin - this is not true. People that suffer from Anorexia often "binge and purge," which means to eat a lot then throw up the excessive amount of food that one just ate to avoid gaining weight.

4. Men CAN suffer from Anorexia.

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While 90% of people that suffer from Anorexia are women, men do, in fact, still suffer from this disease. Sadly, the men that suffer from this Anorexia are 90% less likely to seek help for this disease than women, because of the shame of suffering from a disease that is portrayed to only affect women.

5. Most Anorexia sufferers have a morphed body image.

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Anorexic people often focus on a certain part of their body, believing that they look a specific way and obsess about changing that part of their body. This leads to these people not realizing how much that they have lost - leaving them only to lose an extremely unhealthy amount of weight

6. Teenagers and young adults are the most affected by this disorder.

95% of all Anorexia sufferers are between the age of 12 and 26. There have also been cases where children ages 5 and 6 have shown signs of Anorexia and also cases of older aged adults suffering from this disorder, but the majority of these sufferers are indeed middle aged people.

Anorexia Nervosa is often only known to be the popular cry of thirteen year old girls that want to be thin, but there is so much more to know about this disease than this untrue fact. The eight listed above things are only small matters that can only partly describe a disease as immense as Anorexia. I hope these eight points educated you in someway of this disease.

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