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April 04, 2005 11:49 ET

Anorexia Treatment and Anorexia Help Tips

HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 4, 2005 -- ChristiaNet, Inc. (http://www.christianet.com), the world's largest Christian Internet website, offers life application tips such as anorexia treatment and anorexia help. How can I know if my daughter needs anorexia treatment or anorexia help? What are anorexia symptoms associated with this eating disorder as well as anorexia treatment facilities?

Anorexia is a psychological and emotional eating disorder that affects largely females, resulting in 90 % of cases diagnosed. The average onset of the disease occurs in adolescents between the ages of fourteen and eighteen. While the exact cause of anorexia is unknown, those who have sought anorexia treatment and are diagnosed with the disorder can say that it is linked to self image.

Anorexia is an illness of distorted body image and errors in perception. Signs that anorexia treatment may be needed are: dieting to the extreme point of starvation, obsessing over food content, and excessive exercise. Typically, girls with anorexia are good students, well behaved in the home, and are often good at sports. Perfectionism is a common anorexia symptom among those who have the illness.

In most cases anorexia is easily diagnosed, but a suspecting cause needs to be determined to reach effective help with doctors and psychologists. Many factors can contribute to the onset of the disorder. Some develop the disease in an attempt to get control of seemingly out of control circumstances. Severe criticism about weight or appearance can lead a young woman to poor self image and the onset of anorexia. There are those that deal with anorexia as a result of unresolved past painful experiences. Anorexia treatment should be considered if a young woman is manifesting any of the anorexia symptoms and circumstances.

Eating disorders can lead to serious medical problems. Metabolism can be disrupted, skin can become dry and blotchy, and hair loss can occur. Anorexia can eventually lead to cardiac arrest, suicide, or starvation. Getting immediate anorexia help is crucial so that effective anorexia treatment may begin.

Anorexia treatment may involve counseling and drug treatment. Anorexia treatment can help you to overcome the disorder and restore a healthy weight gain. However, the longer abnormal eating behaviors persist without anorexia help, the more difficult it can be to overcome the disorder and its effect on the body.

Keeping a healthy body is crucial. God's Word, the Bible encourages us to care for our bodies because we were bought with price. In 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, says "What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's." For more information on anorexia treatment or anorexia help visit ChristiaNet's website at: http://www.christianet.com/health/anorexiatreatment.htm.

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