Warning Signs of Anorexia

Since more than 80% of American women are either dieting or have dieted in the past, it is often difficult for a relative or friend to recognize the early symptoms of anorexia nervosa. If not treated this disorder can be very dangerous. The following are symptoms and physical traits that an eating disorder exists.

  • Intense fear of gaining weight
  • Body image disturbance/denial of seriousness of low weight
  • Amenorrhea (absence of menstrual period)
  • Anemia (loss of iron)
  • Serious Restricting of Food
  • Spontaneous Fractures
  • Emaciation
  • Bradycardia
  • Hypotensive
  • Hypertensive
  • Lanugo Hair
  • Edema (Swelling)

If you or your loved one is exhibiting the warning signs of anorexia nervosa, please don’t wait to seek eating disorder diagnosis and treatment. Fairwinds Treatment Center provides highly effective anorexia treatment for this dangerous, yet very treatable, eating disorder. If untreated an anorexic develops a very high risk of diabetes or metabolic syndrome. Please don’t hesitate to seek treatment.

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There is hope for healing and a new beginning at Fairwinds Treatment Center. At our residential and outpatient treatment center in Florida, you’ll meet highly skilled medical experts in the field of eating disorders treatment. Our experienced and caring staff provides individualized care in a warm, respectful and safe environment.

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