Due to the seriousness of anorexia, we should all make a point to educate ourselves and know how to spot the warning signs.
Common symptoms of anorexia include:
- Self-induced weight loss due to avoidance of certain foods, vomiting or purging, excessive exercise, and use of appetite suppressants or diuretics
- Body mass index consistently below 17.5
- Obsession with body image and weight, including irrational thinking and pervasive fears of becoming overweight
- Physical developmental issues such as delayed or halted puberty