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Men Suffering From an Anorexia Nervosa in Yerington Nevada

Men Suffering From an Anorexia Nervosa in Yerington Nevada

When you think of an eating disorder do you think of men suffering from an eating disorder? Did you know that men can suffer from anorexia nervosa in Yerington Nevada too? Learn about the signs of anorexia nervosa and what to look out for.

According to an article at nationaleatingdisorders.org, “Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is a severe, life-threatening disorder in which the individual refuses to maintain a minimally normal body weight, is intensely afraid of gaining weight, and exhibits a significant distortion in the perception of the shape or size of his body, as well as dissatisfaction with his body shape and size.

Behavioral Characteristics:

  •   Excessive dieting, fasting, restricted diet
  •   Food rituals
  •   Preoccupation with body building, weight lifting, or muscle toning
  •   Compulsive exercise
  •   Difficulty eating with others, lying about eating
  •   Frequently weighing self
  •   Preoccupation with food
  •   Focus on certain body parts; e.g., buttocks, thighs, stomach
  •   Disgust with body size or shape
  •   Distortion of body size; i.e., feels fat even though others tell him he is already very thin
  •   Emotional and Mental Characteristics:
  •   Intense fear of becoming fat or gaining weight
  •   Depression
  •   Social isolation
  •   Strong need to be in control
  •   Rigid, inflexible thinking, “all or nothing”
  •   Decreased interest in sex or fears around sex
  •   Possible conflict over gender identity or sexual orientation
  •   Low sense of self worth — uses weight as a measure of worth
  •   Difficulty expressing feelings
  •   Perfectionistic — strives to be the neatest, thinnest, smartest, etc.
  •   Difficulty thinking clearly or concentrating
  •   Irritability, denial — believes others are overreacting to his low weight or caloric restriction
  •   Insomnia

Physical Characteristics:

  •   Low body weight (15% or more below what is expected for age, height, activity level)
  •   Lack of energy, fatigue
  •   Muscular weakness
  •   Decreased balance, unsteady gait
  •   Lowered body temperature, blood pressure, pulse rate
  •   Tingling in hands and feet
  •   Thinning hair or hair loss
  •   Lanugo (downy growth of body hair)
  •   Heart arrhythmia
  •   Lowered testosterone levels”

Are you ready to get help from an expert dietitian that specializes in treating eating disorders in Yerington Nevada? For more information on how Barbara Cox at ABC Nutrition Services can help visit abcnutritionservices.com.

 

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