Anorexics Sentence Examples
Starving women, female athletes and anorexics with low fat stores experience secondary amenorrhea.
It's true that anorexics will literally starve themselves, but this behavior is actually an attempt to use control over food as a coping mechanism for more severe emotional problems.
Generally, people who suffer from bulimia do not lose as much weight as anorexics.
Some experts have observed that many female anorexics were victims of childhood sexual abuse.
It is possible that certain anorexics are using a refusal to eat as a way to avoid coping with the feelings and physical changes that accompany sexual maturity.Advertisement
One study found that anorexics were 12 times more likely than the general population to have a close relative who struggled with the disease.
Anorexics have a serious illness that requires professional treatment.
Like anorexics, bulimics use their relationship with food as an outlet to express their emotional difficulties.
This is mainly because some anorexics will cut up their food in small pieces and take a long time to eat; some will even spit their food out after chewing it.
Many anorexics are perfectionists who are driven about schoolwork and other matters in addition to weight control.Advertisement
Many anorexics deny that they are ill and are usually brought to treatment by a family member.
Most anorexics are diagnosed by pediatricians or family practitioners.
Anorexics develop emaciated bodies, dry or yellowish skin, and abnormally low blood pressure.
Anorexics who are not severely malnourished can be treated by outpatient psychotherapy.
Self-help groups are often useful in helping anorexics find social support and encouragement.Advertisement
Psychotherapy with anorexics is a slow and difficult process; about 50 percent of patients continue to have serious psychiatric problems after their weight has stabilized.
Anorexics have been treated with a variety of medications, including antidepressants, antianxiety drugs, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and lithium carbonate.
Figures for long-term recovery vary from study to study, but reliable estimates are that 40 to 60 percent of anorexics make a good physical and social recovery, and 75 percent gain weight.
Hyperalimentation-A method of refeeding anorexics by infusing liquid nutrients and electrolytes directly into central veins through a catheter.
Sadly, most anorexics are admitted to the hospital for heart or kidney problems before they are "caught" and influenced to change.Advertisement
In the hospital, not only will anorexics be given proper alimentation (by tube if they refuse to eat by mouth), but a barrage of tests will be done to assess the damage that has been done to the body.