Why is it dangerous to go anorexic?

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Anorexia can cause malnutrition. It also causes energy deficiency in the body, because energy in the body comes from food. Commonly, anorexic people are tired and moody because of this lack of food.

Anorexia that goes untreated can cause such a severe loss of fat that hormonal growth, including the menstrual period in women, is stopped. This can cause sterility. The lack of protein intake can cause the nails and skin to become very dry and brittle. Anorexia can also cause osteoporosis.


Anorexia tends to be coupled with depression, which is dangerous in itself.
Ten percent of those suffering anorexia die.
Death is more common if the disease goes untreated.
Those who have anorexia, and those who suspect someone close to them may be suffering from it, should seek professional help immediately.

Think about it, its not that difficult to work out why not eating is bad for you.
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How can you be anorexic?

Its easy to think and see that your fat, but its hard to just stop eating completely. I'm a fellow anorexic and if you really want to loose weight bad enough then you will learn to control your hunger. Its NOT EASY. But worth it I think. I personally think you should not turn to anorexia but...when (MORE)

Is being anorexic and bulimic more dangerous than just the one?

ANSWER: Unfortunately, the people who discussed this issue below are incorrect. You can NOT have both simultaneously. I had to log in and change this response, because someone actually sent this link to me. By definition in the DSM-IV-TR and ICD-10, which health professionals worldwide use to dia (MORE)

Why do people go anorexic?

Often, it is not intentional. Anorexics tend to suffer from depression, low self-esteem, low body-image, and BDD (Body Dismorphic Disorder). Some feel that food is the only thing that they can control in life. Some anorexics may think that if they were thinner, then tehy woould be "prettier" or a "b (MORE)

How long do you have to go without eating to become anorexic?

Anorexia is not a measurement or a number on a scale; it is a mind-set. You can be anorexic at any weight. If you feel that it is necessary to abuse your body through self-starvation, then you are displaying an anorexic mindset and it's time to get help before you seriously harm yourself.

What lengths will anorexic people go to not to eat?

Answer . People will take desperate mesures to look and feel good about themselves. i know an anorexic myself and they believe it is a skill to look so thin. people with this 'disorder' will excercise as much as possible, probably throw up food if they feel theyve eaten too much - or they just wo (MORE)

What to do when anorexic?

I would tell someone right away. I know it is harder said than done, but i knew someone who tried to commit suicide because of this. If you tell someone, they will not think any less of you. They just want the best for you. I would tell a mom or someone who is easy to talk to. Just remember. People (MORE)

How can you become anorexic without going to an extreme?

There is no way to become anorexic without pushing yourself over the edge.. Eating disorders are a psychological issue very similar to drug addiction. Think about your question in this context: "how can i become a heroin user without becoming addicted?". Anorexia is a life-long disease, very much (MORE)

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Why do teenage girls go anorexic?

They are self-conscience about their body. They may think they are to 'fat' or 'chubby' and that they need to lose weight. This is a very, very dangerous way to lose weight and depending on the girls body, it might not even work. A more safe way to lose weight, if you really really think you need to (MORE)

If you go anorexic how long does it take to lose 40 pounds?

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Why do people go anorexic or bulimic?

Many of the people who have anorexia or bulimia use it as a way to cope with depression, to conquer a fear of becoming overweight, or to "meet the expectations" of family/friends/coaches who pressure them.

If you cant go anorexic how can you become skinny?

It really depends how skinny. A simple diet would work-cutting out un-needed fatty foods from your diet and always eating your five-a-day. Anorexia is incredibly un-healthy and there are many dangers of it.. A sensible diet and regular exercise can help an individual reach a healthy weight.

If you purge and eat one vegan meal a day can you go anorexic?

That is a very dangerous lifestyle, just to begin with. And purging (throwing up or using laxatives) is a sign of the eating disorder Bulimia. Anorexia would be if you are strivtly limiting what you eat. WikiAnswers is a community to support helpful knowledge and lives, and I suggest that you get he (MORE)

How dangerous is being anorexic?

Anorexia is very dangerous. It is awful for a person to have to suffer through the pain and torment of the disease, and it can be damaging to the body and devasting to the individual and those close to them. Anorexia is dangerous, and can even be fatal.

How can anorexics go tall?

Anorexics will still gorw, just at a stunted pace. (Lack of nutrients prevents proper growth.) Still, people will grow and some will be tall. Many cases of anorexica often happen after most initial growth spruts, so the person will already possibly be tall.

Can you get anorexic from going on a diet?

Anorexia isn't caused by what you eat, but by how much and what you think about your eating habits and the way you look. Obsessing about your weight and looks can trigger anorexia.

What kind of changes will you go through if you are anorexic?

Anorexics can experience many changes. Some common ones are... *Weight loss *Feeling cold (when most others are not) *Mood swings *Depression *OCD / BDD (Body Dismorphic Disorder) *Excessive exercise *Strict dieting, compulsive food habits, odd food rituals, ect. *Different style of d (MORE)

Was anai from rbd going to get anorexic?

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How long does it take you to get skinny if you go anorexic?

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