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Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder. It is a psychological problem leading to extreme weight loss and amenorrhea (loss of menstruation). Sufferers are terrified of becoming fat and are obsessed with losing weight.

It usually starts in the mid-teens and is far more common amongst women affecting 1 in every 150 teenage girls. Sufferers need psychological counselling to cope with the problem which is often related to an inability to come to terms with sexual maturity with all its implications.

Other symptoms apart from weight loss and amenorrhea include constipation, insomnia, cramps, increased body hair, dizziness, sensitivity to cold, and depression.

The following complementary therapies are used in the treatment of Anorexia nervosa:

Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Nutritional Therapy, Massage, Psychotherapy, Reflexology, Ttraditional Chinese Medicine, Yoga.

You are recommended to seek advice of a qualified health practitioner. To find a qualified practitioner in your area look in the Practitioner Directory.

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