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Annorexia and Bulimia

Were you looking for information about Anorexia and Bulimia? Annorexia is a common misspelling of anorexia.
Anorexia and bulimia are eating disorders that typically start in adolescence, and can be harmful to the body. A person with anorexia has an irrational fear of gaining weight -- even when dangerously thin. As a result, he or she eats very little, and may also engage in overexercising, self-induced vomiting, or the misuse of laxatives.
People who have bulimia, on the other hand, eat a lot of food in a short amount of time and then purge the food from the body. Bulimia and anorexia are more than just problems with food. For example, people with bulimia use purging and other behaviors to prevent weight gain as a way of feeling more in control of their lives; those with anorexia often suffer from low self-esteem and are concerned about pleasing others.
(Click Anorexia and Bulimia for more information on these eating disorders, including common behaviors and symptoms, health risks presented by the disorders, and how they can be treated. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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