Lack of appetite. Anorexia nervosa is a psychological and physiological condition characterized by inability or refusal to eat, leading to severe weight loss, malnutrition, hormone imbalances and other potentially life-threatening biological changes.
a condition in which a person doesn't eat normally. This severe eating disorder is associated with a need for control and severe weight loss, amenorrhea, high cortisol levels, bone loss and the metabolic effects of undernutrition.
A very dangerous medical condition that occurs when a person diets so much that she's no longer healthy. People with anorexia are very afraid of getting fat and, while often very, very thin, see themselves as overweight. Anorexic women and girls often stop having their menstrual periods. Anorexia is life-threatening.
a lack of appetite, usually caused by a disease. The horse will refuse to eat or will eat little, loose weight rapidly, act dull and lifeless, and will have an unhealthy physical appearance. If not treated, the horse will die
one type of eating disorder. Anorexia symptoms include both behavioral and physical to include: depression, social withdrawal, fatigue, heart and gastrointestinal complications, kidney function, flaky skin, brittle nails, and tooth loss.
A serious eating disorder in which there is a big loss of weight due to refusing to eat even when hungry. A person has a fear of becoming 'fat and out of control' and even though they are thin, see themselves as fat.
An eating disorder characterized by markedly reduced appetite or total aversion to food. Anorexia is a serious psychological disorder. It is a condition that goes well beyond out-of-control dieting. The person with anorexia, most often a girl or young woman, initially begins dieting to lose weight. Over time, the weight loss becomes a sign of mastery and control. The drive to become thinner is thought to be secondary to concerns about control and fears relating to one's body. The individual continues the endless cycle of restrictive eating, often to a point close to starvation. This becomes an obsession and is similar to an addiction to a drug. Anorexia can be life-threatening. Also called anorexia nervosa.
Anorexia is an eating disorder in which the Anorexic restricts food to the point of starving themselves. To be classified as an Anorexic, you must fall 15% below healthy body weight. Despite their extreme thinness, many Anorexics are plagued by a distorted body image and see themselves as being fat and in need of losing weight.
Anorexia (deriving from the Greek "Î±(Î½)-" (a(n)-, a prefix that denotes absence) + "ÏŒÏÎµÎ¾Î·'' (orexe) = appetite) is the decreased sensation of appetite. While the term in non-scientific publications is often used interchangeably with one of its subtypes, anorexia nervosa, there are many possible causes for a decreased appetite, some of which may be harmless while others pose significant risk for the person.