Signs and Symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa
In Signs and Symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa, people with anorexia are so obsessed with losing their weight as low as possible, the main symptoms of this condition is weight loss below healthy limits.
In an effort to fulfill their obsession with a very thin body, people with anorexia will do many things, including by limiting the portion of food, vomiting up the eaten food, and lying when asked if they have eaten.
Anorexic patients generally always wear loose clothes and routinely perform the measurement, weighing, or observation of their bodies in front of the mirror. In addition, they will often exercise excessively and drink appetite suppressant drugs or laxatives. Can also patients taking diuretic drugs (body fluids) and enemas (triggers emptying the intestines).
Dissatisfaction with body weight makes people with anorexia less confident. They feel that their self-esteem is affected by weight. As a result of this self-martyrdom makes them isolate themselves and no longer interested in socializing with others. Therefore, not a few people with anorexia who eventually have problems in relation to others, especially in family, friendship, education, or work.
From these symptoms, it is clear that anorexia is a psychological problem. Anorexia also causes physical health problems.
Physical problems that arise
Physical problems perceived by anorexia are caused by minimal food intake, especially over a long period of time. Some of these problems are:
- Headache and dizziness
- Breath smells and teething problems due to frequent vomiting of food
- Swelling of the arms and legs
- Fingers and toes become bluish due to poor circulation
- Hair loss
- Dry or yellowish skin
- Problems with physical growth and puberty in children and adolescents
- Irregular heartbeat or arrhythmia
- Not resistant to cold temperatures
- Low blood pressure
- The growth of fine hair throughout the body
- Broken nails
- Stomach ache
- Menstrual disorders in women.