Anorexia is a medical condition where there is a chronic loss of appetite among patients along with a tendency to refuse food due to the fear of getting fat or overweight. The disease is both mental and physical in nature: mental because there is a constant paranoia of gaining weight and physical because the food intake habits are affected by it. This disorder also changes the routine activities and lifestyle of the patients. Patients of anorexia indulge in unhealthy activities like over exercising, misusing dietary supplements and vomiting after meals to cut down on their calorie intake.
HOW IS ANOREXIA DIAGNOSED?
A mere 10% of people with eating disorders receive treatment, and of those only 35% seek treatment from a facility that specializes in eating disorders.