Neurology

Who threatens to anorexia: the victims of diets and psychological problems

Total fad diets more than 15% of women causing a state of near anorexia. This syndrome leads to a complete lack of appetite despite the objective need of the human body in the diet. Victims of anorexia are mostly young teenage girls and women who are trying to achieve from your body “ideal”, as it […]

Total fad diets more than 15% of women causing a state of near anorexia. This syndrome leads to a complete lack of appetite despite the objective need of the human body in the diet. Victims of anorexia are mostly young teenage girls and women who are trying to achieve from your body “ideal”, as it seems, shapes. Therefore, the problem of anorexia not just young people but older generations as any loving mother or grandmother can not bear to see her child torments himself diets or even refuses food in pursuit of fashion and slim waist.

The reasons for the development of anorexia

Anorexia may occur under the influence of physiological and psychological factors. So, to refuse to eat and lose appetite a person can because of a number z of illnesses and conditions:

  • when symptomatic anorexia cause lack of appetite become of the disease: anaemia (anemia), diabetes, diseases of the digestive system, endocrine system, gynecologic, hormonal disorders, etc.
  • mental anorexia the cause of the disease are mental disorders – major depression, schizophrenia, paranoid state, etc.
  • cause drug anorexia getting excess doses of the used drugs
  • and finally, nervous (psychological) anorexia, which in recent years has become the most common among women, develops on the background of a conscious rejection of food.

Anorexia nervosa: who is at risk

More other people susceptible to anorexia nervosa teenagers and young people with low self-esteem. Intense fear of obesity leads to psychological rejection of food. Psychologists believe that anorexia in this case develops unconsciously, as an opportunity to overcome the fear of excess weight and perspective to lose the appeal. The psyche of young people (especially teenagers) are quite unstable, susceptible to suggestion and fashion trends and captures the idea of getting rid of excess weight, the most important in their lives. The person in this state loses touch with reality and no longer able to understand, to the detriment of their health. Patients with anorexia there is a clear lack of body weight, however they continue to consider themselves as fat, scared to eat and if I force myself to eat, often at themselves cause vomiting. To get rid of food eaten.

How to detect nervous anorexia man

  • The main symptom of anorexia nervosa – an obsessive desire to lose weight, even if a person on the face of a distinct lack of body weight. For anorexia nervosa occurs fanatical desire to count calories of food intake, exhaust yourself with physical activity. Patients anorexia nervosa begin to avoid events where you can receive extra food – birthdays, weddings, meetings with friends, they deny that they have a psychological disorder and begin to aggressively defend their desire to lose weight, lifestyle and food restrictions. At the physiological level of anorexia seen in:
  • sleep disorders
  • dramatic weight loss
  • vertigo and unconscious conditions
  • a decrease in sexual desire
  • weak blood circulation, feeling cold
  • enhanced growth of body hair.

If not treated, the disease progresses, causing the development of pathological fear of excess weight (fatphobia), complete loss of appetite and refusal of food.

What to do if you suspect anorexia

According to medical statistics, more than 15% of actively losing weight women instead of the desired slim body get anorexia. Therefore at the slightest suspicion on the nervous anorexia should immediately consult a specialist. A very important psychological aid as well as reconstruction of the internal organs and regulation of body weight. If the weight loss is more than 25% of the entire mass of the body, such as life-threatening and requires immediate hospitalization. Teenagers and insecure people is very important to maintain moral. Prone to anorexia people deny the illness and refuse help of a psychologist. Therefore, when the slightest suspicion of anorexia, it is important not to “force” force your child, friend or mate for a session to the psychologist, and to try to start together to go for the training on self-esteem, a lecture about healthy eating, various women’s practices, etc.

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