Posted by: Indonesian Children | May 13, 2009

Signs and Symptoms of Anorexia

If you suspect someone you know suffers from anorexia, here are a few things to look for.

Behavioral Signs:

  • Sensitivity to comments about weight or appearance
  • Frequent excuses for not eating, such as a large meal earlier or lack of hunger
  • Obsessive talk about diet, exercise, and food
  • Possible self-harm, suicide attempts, or substance abuse

Physical Symptoms:

  • Rapid or extreme weight loss
  • Slow or abnormal heart rate
  • Loss of menstrual period
  • Constipation
  • Thinning hair
  • Malnutrition headaches
  • Dehydration and mineral deficiency
  • Brittle nails and dry skin
  • Lowered immunity leading to frequent illness
  • Growth of fur-like hair (lanugo) on face and torso

 

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