Diet and Nutrition

Patients with anorexia nervosa have an intense fear of gaining weight. They are severely underweight, but continue to restrict food intake despite being thin. Medical signs of anorexia are BMI less than 17.5, irregular or slow heartbeat, low BP, slow pulse rate and abnormal blood counts. Patients with anorexia tend to have a flat disposition and lack emotional expression.

Anorexia and Bulimia Warning Signs

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are eating disorders that cause serious medical problems. Anorexia and bulimia frequently develop during adolescence or early adulthood, but can occur during childhood or later in adulthood. An estimated 8 million Americans – 7 million women and 1 million men – have an eating disorder. Malnutrition due to anorexia and…

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