Ask Didi: Anorexia nervosa🤔?

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(+26...4) asks what is anorexia nervosa🤔?

Anorexia is a disorder in which a person (usually female👩, but occasionally male) fails to maintain proper weight due to the strong desire to be thin and the fear of gaining weight. The affected person usually eats very little and starves herself😱. It's different from a normal diet in that the affected person often has a distorted image of herself, and believes herself to be fat when she is already very thin😵. If untreated, anorexia could lead to malnutrition, and even death💀. Anorexia is more common when there is pressure to be thin, for example among athletes🤸, models💃, and dancers👯, and is more common in the West.

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