your child lose weight - perhaps a hidden anorexia!
Many teenagers, fascinated by starvation, hide it from their parents.The child quickly grows thin, and lead to a pediatrician, internist, endocrinologist.Doctors really are these children endocrine abnormalities, diseases of various organs and appoint general medical treatment.These deviations may arise precisely because of the disease anorexia.But if your child is interested in fasting, conventional treatment does not help here.It is necessary to eliminate not only the investigation, but the cause.So if you notice your child have permanent weight loss, think about it, perhaps it carefully concealed anorexia.Consult always with a psychiatrist.
What could be a promise for the emergence of adolescent anorexia
eating disorders can begin in early childhood, and when the child reaches adolescence, this effect is only amplified by the fact that the issue of appearance for him comes to the fore.Not accurate observation of adults, or ridicule of peers can
How can parents recognize the signs of incipient anorexia in their child?The disease goes through several stages, the first of which can be externally not visible.However, if the parents are careful, it can be recognized and anorexia in the earliest stages.
first stage of anorexia in children and adolescents:
increased interest in the teenager to her figure.Dissatisfaction with its forms becomes the conviction that the fullness of the cause of the negative image.Teens believe that limiting yourself to a meal, they will fix "natural disadvantage."In the first step has not teen appetite lost, but careful selection of the products already present.Excluded from the diet of high-calorie foods, preference is given to the plant and dairy food.Then begins a reduction in the amount of food intake.Body weight at this stage can be reduced by 10-15%.Sincebody still gets pleasure from eating, fasting gives way to bouts of bulimia (drinking large amounts of food).At this stage, the cleansing of the body and weight reduction up to expectations.With this girl feel ease throughout the body and lack of fatigue.This leads them to a sense of euphoria.It is manifested in the increased activity, sociability and good mood.But even in the first step is already visible and negative symptoms of anorexia.Pale and peeling skin, brittle nails, progressive tooth decay - all signs of onset of the disease, which the teenager in his new joyful state simply does not notice.
second stage of anorexia nervosa Child and Adolescent:
In the second stage the teenager even more limit itself to a meal, sometimes going as far as complete rejection of food.It can be triggered by a joke boys jeers girlfriends, comments with respect to the surrounding shapes, etc.In addition to the restrictions on food, the girl begins to actively engage in sports, exhausting themselves different workouts.Swimming, shaping, aerobics, live in constant movement - is their motto.Tightening the belt, reducing the time to sleep, induce vomiting or use of laxatives - all signs of the disease is already advanced.Sometimes, in order to suppress the desire to eat at home, as opposed to teenagers starting to cook a variety of delicious dishes to treat and feed their families.At this stage, the body has a teenager undergoing significant disruption of different systems (cardiovascular, endocrine, gastrointestinal, metabolic processes).
third stage of adolescent anorexia nervosa:
It occurs usually after 1-1.5 years since the systematic refusal of food.At this time, signs of anorexia has apparently pronounced.Patients with severely depleted, face haggard, earthy shades, fatty subcutaneous layer is completely absent, the skin pigment spots appear, it is strongly shelled.Body temperature drops, the body formed bedsores and ulcers appear.At this stage, teenagers do not want to see myself in the mirror, ashamed of his appearance, but, nevertheless, continue to follow the path of self-destruction.Trying to feed them may cause a violent reaction of protest.At this stage it can even be fatal.
To learn more, read about the symptoms of anorexia nervosa.
Anorexia is a disease of both physical and psychological.The more advanced your teenager on the path of self-destruction, the harder it will be to return to the path of truly healthy lifestyle.Therefore, the task of parents already in the first stage to discern the signs of this "fashion" of the disease and to prevent its development.Parents should remember that, in any case, need help and support of trained professionals, and close attention.Love and take care of your children!