Anorexia nervosa

It is an eating disease characterised with low body mass index, distorted perception of weight and intense fear of gaining the weight. To prevent the weight gain they control calorie intake by vomiting after eating, misusing laxatives, inappropriate use of diuretics/ enemas. They also try to loose weight by excessive exercise.
It is a life threatening disorder with symptoms including high weight loss, abnormally low blood count, insomnia, absence of menstruation in females, constipation, abdominal pain, eroded teeth and calluses on the knuckles from induced vomiting.Some people with this condition may have obsessive compulsion personality traits that make it easier to stick to the strict diet plans. It is more common among teenagers.

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