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What are the symptoms of anorexia?

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Starvation isn’t the only sign of anorexia. Call a doctor right away if you have some of the symptoms listed below. He can help you get back on track with a plan to live a better life.

  • You don’t eat enough, so you’re underweight
  • Your self-esteem is based on the way your body looks
  • You are obsessed with and terrified of gaining weight
  • It’s hard for you to sleep through the night
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Your hair is falling out
  • You no longer get your period
  • Constipation
  • You feel like your heart is beating in a strange way
  • Dehydration
  • Swollen arms or legs­­

From: What Are the Symptoms of Anorexia? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Anorexia Nervosa.”

National Eating Disorders Association: “Anorexia Nervosa.”

HealthTalk.org: “Eating Disorders and Thought Patterns.”

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on August 03, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Anorexia Nervosa.”

National Eating Disorders Association: “Anorexia Nervosa.”

HealthTalk.org: “Eating Disorders and Thought Patterns.”

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on August 03, 2018

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