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Anorexia is an eating disorder in which a person can literally starve himself or herself to death. While women tend to develop it more than men, anyone can develop the disease. A common symptom is excessive weight loss, and people with the condition believe they are fat even when they are dangerously thin.
There are several health risks involved with anorexia. For example, it can slow the heart rate and lower blood pressure, increasing the chance of heart failure. Those who use drugs to stimulate vomiting, bowel movements, or urination are also at a high risk for heart failure.
Treatment for this disorder often includes therapy and nutritional counseling. More severe cases may require hospitalization. The prognosis will vary from person to person. While some people may fully recover after a single episode, others may relapse and have a continuing struggle with the disease.
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