Nervosa is the deliberate resistance to maintain an acceptable
body weight, specifically by refusing to eat. Anorexia is characterized
by an intense fear of weight gain and a severely distorted body
image. Anorexia is often accompanied by denial, or the refusal
to acknowledge that there is a problem. Anorexia, like all eating
disorders, is a lifelong condition that never goes away. You can
get treatment and regain your health, but you will always be affected
to some degree by anorexia. Anorexia is treated through therapy,
support groups and psychological treatment. If anorexia gets too
far, you might have to be monitored and force-fed at a hospital.
It may seem absurd to let anorexia get this far, but the refusal
to eat easily becomes an obsession that many women become consumed
by. Other serious health concerns are caused by anorexia, some
long-term and others short-term.
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