Anorexia Nervosa Topic Guide
Anorexia Nervosa: Anorexia nervosa is a mental illness. You have a preoccupation with food and body image to the extreme. Symptoms and signs of anorexia nervosa include being very underweight, under eating, and laxative and diuretic, and appetite-suppressant use. A coordinated team of specialists is needed to handle all the medical and psychological components of this illness.
Weight Loss Obesity is simply the accumulation of excess body fat. It is much more than that, however. Obesity is a chronic (long-term) disease that is very difficult to treat. It takes 3,500 extra calories to gain 1 pound. To lose weight, you must eat 3,500 calories less than you need, say 500 calories per day for one week, to lose 1 pound.
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