What is Anorexia Nervosa?
Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by an intense fear of gaining weight and a distorted body image. People with anorexia nervosa often severely restrict their food intake and may engage in compulsive exercise or other behaviors to lose weight. Anorexia nervosa can have serious health consequences, including malnutrition, electrolyte imbalances, and organ damage.
When is it necessary to see a doctor?
If you or someone you know is experiencing extreme weight loss, irregular periods, or other symptoms related to anorexia nervosa, it's important to see a doctor as soon as possible to prevent further complications and receive appropriate treatment. Treatment for anorexia nervosa may involve a combination of psychotherapy, nutrition counseling, and medication.