Understanding Anorexic People And Their Medical Risks

Last Updated on September 15, 2020 by Smart Life Picks

Anorexic it’s medical risks is such a burning subject to me after seeing many young beautiful teenagers going through this ordeal.

Using extreme ways and techniques to obtain weight loss such as excessive exercise, intake of laxatives, and not eating ushers in the unset of anorexia.¬† This lends it’s self to people starving themselves and this is what we call anorexia.

These are people who believe that they would be happier and most successful if they were thin.


Typically, anorexic has extreme weight loss which is usually 15% below the person’s normal body weight. People suffering from anorexia are very skinny but are convinced that they are overweight.

Anorexia is an eating disorder that usually begins in young people around the onset of puberty, mostly for teenage girls, but it can also appear to teenage boys and adult men and women.

Generally, anorexic individuals have an intense fear of becoming fat thus pushing them to have their dieting habits, particularly with adolescent girls. They continuously think that they are overweight even after they become extremely thin, very ill, and near death.

Anorexic often have a strange eating habit like refusing to eat in front of other people or preparing meals but refuse to eat any of it.

Medical Risk

Anorexic people have many medical risks including mineral loss, low body temperature, irregular heartbeat, shrunken bones, permanent failure of normal growth, development of osteoporosis, and bulimia nervosa. Other anorexic persons show many symptoms of anorexia while others don’t.

Symptoms include a body that is inconsistent with age and build and height that is usually 15% below the normal weight.

Other symptoms are loss of at least 3 consecutive menstrual periods for girls, not wanting or refusing to eat in public, anxiety, and shortness of breath, weakness, brittle skin, and obsessiveness about calorie intake.

Other anorexic individuals continuously use laxatives without even knowing that the excessive use of the thing is harmful to their bodies. It wears out the bowel muscle thus causing it to decrease in function. These laxatives contain harsh substances that may be reabsorbed into the human system.

Child Birth

Since most anorexic individuals are women and with the fact that they are to be conceiving a child any time in their future and will be going through pregnancy stages, it’s like you’re telling the anorexic women that she has to gain 100 pounds.

Anorexic women will definitely have trouble conceiving a baby and carrying it to its full term. The irregular menstrual cycles and weak bones make it more difficult to conceive.

Both you and the baby you are conceiving could be in danger you being underweight and don’t eat a proper variety of foods.

Women with eating disorders such as anorexia have higher rates of miscarriages and the baby might be born prematurely thus putting them at risk for many medical problems.

Particularly those anorexic pregnant women, they should always take proper prenatal care such as taking prenatal vitamins and having regular prenatal visits.

It is a good idea to enrol in a prenatal exercise class to be sure you are not overexerting yourself.

Self Image

Generally, anorexic has a poor self-image, low self-esteem, loss of control, and a yearning for a better
body as they are obsessed with being thin.

Anorexic individuals lose a lot of weight and terrified of gaining weight. They believe they are fat even though they are very thin.

Therefore, they tend to starve themselves, avoiding high-calorie foods, and exercise constantly.

Moreover, treating anorexic is difficult because people with anorexia believe that there is nothing wrong with them. Anorexic who are in their early stages of anorexia may be successfully treated without having to be admitted to the hospital.

However, those anorexic who are with more serious conditions need care in the hospital and usually in a special unit of people with anorexia and bulimia.

The patient often needs counselling so they can work on changing the feelings that are causing their eating problems.

Most importantly, family and friends of anorexic individuals may help in making the patient feel safe, secure, and comfortable with their illness.

In conclusion, if you’re worried that your child might have anorexia, it’s important to seek further help straight away by booking an appointment with your doctor.

First, though, it’s a good idea to talk to them about it. ¬†Make them feel safe, secure, and comfortable with their illness.and seek help!

Have you any experience you will want to share with others to help many who may be in this condition? Let us know in the comments section.

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