Anorexia Symptoms
& Signs of Anorexia

by Melisa Steele

Before we take a look at anorexia symptoms and the signs of anorexia, let’s just look at some of the health problems it can be caused by anorexia over time:

  • Blood Disorders
  • Heart Disease and Heart Failure
  • Osteoporosis (brittle bones that break easily)
  • Nerve Damage
  • Digestive Problems
  • Imbalance of Minerals
  • Dehydration
  • Infertility

And left untreated anorexia can cause death, either from severe weight loss or suicide. Below is a list of anorexia symptoms and the signs of anorexia:

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  • Dramatic weight loss in a short period of time
  • Obsession with weight, exercise and / or with the content of calories and fat in food
  • Obsession with what others eat
  • Visible food restriction and self-starvation
  • Playing around food on the plate or cutting the food in to small pieces
  • Trying to hide body shape by wearing big or baggy clothes
  • Frequent trips to the bathroom immediately following meals
  • Hiding the use of diet pills or laxatives
  • Dizziness and headaches
  • Mood swings
  • Depression, fatigue and poor sleeping habits
  • Secretive eating patterns and / or fear of eating around others
  • Hiding food in strange places to avoid eating or flushing uneaten food down the toilet
  • Hair loss and/or skin that appears pale
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent sore throats and/or swollen glands
  • Perfectionism
  • Distorted body image
  • Low self-esteem and feelings of worthlessness. Often putting themselves down and complaining of being "too stupid" or "too fat" and saying they don't matter.
  • Need for acceptance and approval from others
  • Low blood pressure.
  • Feeling cold all the time
  • Loss of menstrual cycle.



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