Warning  Signs and  Symptoms of Anorexia You Should Know
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Warning Signs and Symptoms of Anorexia You Should Know

August 18, 2019


anorexia signs and symptoms the chance for recovery increases the earlier an eating disorder is detected therefore it
is important to be aware of some of the warning signs of an eating disorder an
individual with anorexia generally won’t have all of these signs and symptoms at
once and warning signs and symptoms vary across eating disorders so this isn’t
intended as a checklist rather it is intended as a general overview of the
types of behaviors that may indicate an eating disorder if you have any concerns
about yourself or a loved one please seek additional medical help emotional and behavioral signs of
anorexia nervosa dramatic weight loss dresses in layers to hide weight loss or
stay warm is preoccupied with weight food calories fat grams and dieting
refuses to eat certain foods progressing to restrictions against whole categories
of food for example no carbohydrates etc makes frequent comments about feeling
fat or overweight despite weight loss complains of constipation abdominal pain cold intolerance lethargy and/or excess energy denies feeling hungry develops
food rituals for example eating foods in certain orders excessive chewing
rearranging food on a plate cooks meals for others without eating consistently
makes excuses to avoid mealtimes or situations involving food expresses a me
to burn off calories taking in maintains an excessive rigid exercise regimen
despite whether fatigue illness or injury withdraws from usual friends and
activities and becomes more isolated withdrawn and secretive seems concerned about eating in public has limited social spontaneity resists or is unable
to maintain the body weight appropriate for their age height and build has
intense fear of weight gain or being fat even though underweight has disturbed
experience of body weight or shape undue influence of weight or shape on
self-evaluation or denial of a seriousness of low body weight clothes
puberty female loses menstrual period feels ineffective has strong need for
control shows inflexible thinking has overly restrained initiative and
emotional expression physical signs of anorexia nervosa stomach cramps other
nonspecific gastrointestinal complaints constipation acid reflux etc menstrual
irregularities amenorrhea irregular periods or only having a period while on
hormonal contraceptives this is not considered a true period difficulties
concentrating abnormal laboratory findings anemia low thyroid and hormone
levels low potassium low blood cell counts slow heart rate dizziness
fainting syncope feeling all the time sleep problems cuts and
calluses across the top of finger joints a result of inducing vomiting dental
problems such as enamel erosion cavities and tooth sensitivity dry skin dry and
brittle nails swelling a round area of salivary glands find hair on body
lan-evo thinning of hair on head dry and brittle hair Lana go cavities or
discoloration of teeth from vomiting muscle weakness yellow skin in context
of eating large amounts of carrots cold mottled hands and feet or swelling of
feet poor wound healing impaired immune functioning you

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