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

SOURCE: NCBI

Eating Disorder Warning Signs

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