Causes and Symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa
  
Anorexia and damage caused to your body
In this article

Anorexia and damage caused to your body


A lot of young girls don't seem to be aware of the effects of the illness.

Of course, death is at the end of the tunnel but "when you're a kid, you don't care. You don't imagine yourself dying, you think you're superior to everyone else," says Gail.

However, 30% of anorexics die either through undernourishment or suicide.

Beyond that, young girls also forget about the physical damage the illness causes, damage that the pro-ana sites avoid taking about:

"At 25, I'd lost all my teeth, my skin was flaky, my hair was falling out... and I almost lost my daughter because there was nothing to eat in my tummy. It's quite a disgusting image but kids need to be made aware of it."


Photo of Isabelle Caro, who died in December 2010


Health and Fitness Editor
08/02/2011
Rank this page: 

Don't miss...
7th episode: How to stay in shape while enjoying the company of your friendsThe ultimate Valentine's Day gift ideas for your man: Give him what he wants
Cardio training with Ewa!8th episode: Marie's secrets for getting back in shape after the party season
Latest… 05/12/2016
Guides
Videos
How To Get A Flat Stomach In 30 Minutes Straight!
The Fricker method
The Pritikin Diet
The Dash Diet
See all Health and Fitness guides
Zumba Party in Pink Zumbathon with Beto, Wyclef & Amy Childs
See all Health and Fitness videos
 

Don't miss out!

...Join our newsletter
Get the wewomen latest straight to your inbox
  OK
Find us on...