What do you mean by Anorexia ?

What do you mean by Anorexia?

Anorexia which is often called as Anorexia nervosa is a psychological disease which leads to life threatening eating disorder. Anorexia nervosa or anorexia is a disease which is characterised by a self- starvation, abnormally and excessive weight loss difficulties, distorted perception of weight followed by an intense fear of gaining more weight. People suffering from anorexia focus mainly on maintaining their weight. And for this they put on their extreme efforts which significantly leads to severe health problems and it may cause death too.

The word Anorexia means "Loss or change in appetite". People generally come to know that they are suffering from anorexia when, their weight is 15% less than the normal weight which one should maintain. People become very possessive of their diet and body shape. It involves some unrealistic image of the body, emotional challenges, and intense or exaggerated fear of becoming fat. Though it is a very dangerous life threatening problem but with proper treatment it can be cured. Contact Psychiatrist in Gurgaon for the problems like this.

Anorexia mostly occurs to children or it generally begins at their teenage years or during the time of adolescence. It may also begin in the preteen years. It is among the third most chronic and dangerous illness among the teenagers. Anorexia not only affects teens but it also affect the people from all age groups. The study says that earlier historian and psychologists have found many evidences about the people having symptoms of anorexia from thousands of years.

It is hard to determine by just looking at the people that whether a person is diagnosed with anorexia or not. It is basically a type of eating disorder. People restrict the amount of food their body requires. Although it is found that people suffering from anorexia are achievers in sports, performs good in work and other activities. Psychiatrist in Gurgaon helps people in maintaining their physical and mental health strong. Causes of anorexia are not exactly found but it is said that the environmental and biological factors may be the cause of it.


Few of the symptoms of anorexia are-

  • Abnormal weight loss over a week or month.
  • Limited eating even though the person is underweighted.
  • Unusual interest of cooking, calories & nutrition’s.
  • Exaggerated fear of becoming fat.
  • Strange eating habits.
  • Putting all efforts in maintaining their perfection and being very self- obsessed.
  • Frequent illness.
  • Lack of good or healthy appetite may lead to the problem of depression, anxiety or irritation.
  • Avoid social activities with people which they used to enjoy before.
  • Try hiding their excessive weight loss by wearing lose dresses.

  • Summary

    Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder which leads people to avoid eating healthy food so as to maintain their body shape. Restriction of calories or proteins leads to people's death also.


    Anorexia mostly occurs to children or it generally begins at their teenage years or during the time of adolescence. It may also begin in the preteen years