What are the symptoms of Anorexia, ?

Could it be caused by depression or a shock to your system?

What if you are just losing...and you have lost your appetite. Food is harder and harder to swallow?

15 Answers

  • maamu
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Anorexia is usually found in people that feel they have somehow lost control of their lives, or never had control of their lives. What they do to their own body gives them that sense of control.

    At first you may have lost your appetite, but after a while, you make a conscience effort not to eat. Anorexics will over -exercise--crazy amounts--like 8 hours a day. They will also resort to bulimia if they feel they have been forced to eat.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    the two, and neither. It thoroughly relies upon on the guy. Anorexia as a 'symptom' of melancholy: they could be depressed with the aid of fact they dislike their physique image, which finally leads to anorexia. melancholy as a 'symptom' of anorexia: they could no longer be depressed approximately their physique image, yet ought to alter into anorexic as a thank you to exert administration over a side of their existence (physique image/weight). The ensuing fatigue and different indications ought to set off melancholy. in maximum situations, even nonetheless, melancholy and anorexia are no longer 'indications.' they are each and every ailments of their own actual.

  • 1 decade ago

    Anorexics are usually depressed. Symptoms of anorexia are a warped self image when you think you need to lose weight even though everyone aroung you can see that you are thin. You will not want to eat for fear of getting fat.

    If you are depressed and having trouble eating talk to some one you trust about getting help. You probably don't have an eating disorder yet and you want to keep it that way.

  • 1 decade ago

    not actually ... anorexia does not necessarily have to be because of depression or shock ... and it is not necessarily charecterised by loss of appetite and feeling that food is getting harder to swallow ... to tell you me too had this feeling ... loss of appetite and feeling that food gets hard to swallow ... for me it was followed by throwing up 99 % of times after having breakfast, so that means i had just two meals ... in one year i came down from 91 kilos/200 pounds to 65 kilos/143 pounds ... according to my height i should be 82 kilos/180 pounds .. so that was a drastic fall ... but i went to the doc and it was nothing abnormal .. .i wasnt anorexic ... he said this loss of appetite because of very simple reason ... my body had lost the capacity to contain water ... i was asked to drink lots of water ... the doc also told me loss of appetite is mostly caused due to having less water .. so now i have around 10 glasses each day and things are back to normal ... i am now 72 kilos in 6 months from 65 ... so thats good ... i suppose ...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Severely limiting the amount of food you eat, an intense fear of gaining weight, and can become dangerously thin. Severe or long-term anorexia can lead to starvation, serious health problems, and even death.

    Anorexia is may seem like dieting, but it isn’t. It may start as dieting, but it grows beyond your control. Anorexia is also linked to anxiety and an intense fear of gaining weight.

    It can be linked to depression and anxiety disorders. Check with your doctor.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Anorexia is characterized by low body weight and body image distortion. Individuals with anorexia often control body weight by voluntary starvation, purging, vomiting, excessive exercise, or other weight control measures, such as diet pills or diuretic drugs.

    - Intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat.

    - Disturbance in the way in which one's body weight or shape is experienced, undue influence of body weight or shape on self-evaluation, or denial of the seriousness of the current low body weight.

    - Refusal to maintain body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and height

    - Clinical depression or chronically low mood

    - Zinc deficiency

    - Fainting

    Source(s): www.wikipedia.com
  • 1 decade ago

    anorexia isn't something that has symptoms its something that happens to your bpdy when you stop eating the right amount of food your body needs. lost of appetite could be ne but really you make yourself lose the appetite. pretty much its where you starve yourself really bad!

  • 1 decade ago

    I have had an eating disorder before. For me it hd alot to do with depression. Plus, I wanted to be skinny like alot of girls cause guys liked it better. If you just lost your appetite and aren't trying to starve it sounds like depression to me.

  • 1 decade ago

    Anorexia is a disease that makes you believe, no matter how thin you are, you are fat. If you have lost your appetite and aren't eating, that doesn't make you anorexic. Being underweight and not eating because you think you are fat, however, does.

  • Arnoux
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Some of the symptoms:

    Loss of at least 3 consecutive menstrual periods (in women).

    Not wanting or refusing to eat in public.

    Other symptoms are: anxiety, weakness, brittle skin, shortness of breath, obsessiveness about calorie intake

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