An extreme focus on weight control can lead to outright self-starvation and a deadly condition known as anorexia. If you or someone you love is suffering from anorexia, call American Addiction Centers at 877-417-6237 before it’s too late.
Anorexia is deadly
20% of people with anorexia will eventually die from the disease, according to the National Eating Disorders Association. For anorexics who don’t seek treatment, there may not be a tomorrow.
But with the caring, experienced treatment available through American Addiction Centers, anorexia sufferers can conquer their disease. We work to identify, assess and treat the underlying causes that led to anorexia so the entirety of a patient can healthily move forward. Our programs are customized and comprehensive for complete lifestyle transformation.
Don’t let yourself or your loved one waste away.
Left untreated, anorexia leads to serious health consequences, including:
- Abnormally slow heart rate and low blood pressure, which means that the heart muscle is changing. The risk for heart failure rises as heart rate and blood pressure sink lower and lower.
- Reduction in bone density, or osteoporosis, that causes dry, brittle bones.
- Muscle loss and weakness.
- Severe dehydration, which can result in kidney failure.
- Dry hair and skin. Hair loss is common among anorexics.
How do I know if I, or someone I know, has anorexia?
If you suspect anorexia, chances dramatic weight loss has occurred. Anorexics are typically at least 15% below the standard body weight for someone their age, build and height. Call us today at 877-417-7237 for more information on anorexia symptoms.
Other warning signs of anorexia include:
- Preoccupation with weight, food, calories, fat grams and dieting.
- Refusal to eat certain foods, progressing to restrictions against whole categories of food (for example, no carbohydrates).
- Frequent comments about feeling overweight, despite weight loss.
- Denial of hunger.
- Development of “food rituals” such as eating foods in certain orders, excessive chewing or rearranging food on a plate.
- Excessive, rigid, exercise regimen – despite weather, fatigue, illness or injury, and a constant need to burn calories.
- Withdrawal from friends and activities.
Anorexia frequently affects young women.
Through it exists in all ages and both genders, anorexia is most frequently a problem for young women. Women in general often feel more societal pressure to be thin, and for teenaged girls also experiencing the normal insecurities of adolescence, it’s easy to become too obsessed with losing weight.
About 90-to-95% of anorexia sufferers are women, according to the American Psychiatric Association. While the disease often begins in adolescence, it can continue well into adulthood without treatment.
Don’t let you or your loved one listen to the eating disorder’s voice any longer, because it can be fatal. Call American Addiction Centers today at 877-417-6237.
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