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Anorexia Nervosa

In today’s celebrity influenced society, many woman are exposed on a daily basis to body types that just aren’t the norm. In every magazine, and on most tv shows, all the actresses are thin and beautiful Often times these sort of images influence the way normal woman view their own bodies. Normal woman may begin to feel bad about their own body shape or size because everyone seems so thin and perfect, and they want to be thin and perfect, too. Most women will just use proper diet and exercise to achieve a more attractive body shape, but then there are those who take a dangerous route towards thinness. This usually results in anorexia nervosa.

Anorexia Nervosa is a serious medical condition and it effects thousands of women a year. Anorexia Nervosa is when a woman (or sometimes a man, but that’s rare) virtually starves herself to lose weight. A woman’s body needs many nutrients, and when she starves herself, she is allowing her body to go without vital vitamins and nutrients that keep her body functioning properly. The longer a woman starves herself, the more damage that can be done to her body until finally, all of her organs will begin to shut down. Sometimes, the damage is too advanced to be able to medically fix, and so the anorexic woman can suffer serious health conditions as a result.

Anorexia Nervosa is a medical condition, but it is also a mental condition. No matter how much weight an anorexic loses, her reflection in the mirror will still show her she is fat, even if she is down to skin and bones. In the anorexic’s mind, she is never thin and there is always more weight she needs to lose. This can lead to a dangerous pattern of self destruction.

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