Anorexia Nervosa: DO NOT Starve Yourself!

Bridgewater, N.J. (July 22, 2013) – Decreased amount of calories intake to the point of starvation is the definition of anorexia nervosa.

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Anorexia can lead to dehydration and the shutting down of major organs. Self-starvation is extremely detrimental to your health as it denies your body of the necessary nutrients it needs to function properly.  The recommended amount of calories for your health daily is 2,000. Those who suffer from anorexia nervosa will eat anywhere between 0-400 calories on a daily basis.

The effects of this eating disorder are highly common:

    • Abnormally slow heart rate
    • Low blood pressure
    • Osteoporosis
    • Muscle loss
    • Dehydration (which can lead to kidney failure)
    • Fainting
    • Fatigue
    • Weakness
    • Dry hair

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GenPsych, PC, provider of top quality outpatient psychiatric and substance abuse services, stresses the importance of eating healthy. GenPsych offers a Healthy Eating and Living (HEAL) Program where certified counselors and doctors work closely with patients to develop a more sacred relationship with food and your body.

For more information on GenPsych’s cutting-edge Eating Disorder programs, visit: http://www.genpsych.com/programs/eating-disorder-treatment/

For more information on anorexia nervosa visit:
http://www.anad.org

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