Anorexia nervosa is the eating disorder of the psychological origin. The person has a psychological defect in the form of abnormal thinking/ wrong thinking, that he/she is gaining more and more weight; which is not a reality. They have an abnormal belief of weight gain. It mostly happens in the society where thinness of the body is considered to be very important cosmetically. The people suffering from this disorder are very cautious about their weight. Some cases so extreme that they actually weigh their food before they eat. To some extent, it sounds like obsession and fear of gaining weight.
To achieve weight loss these patients restrict their food intake, sometimes starve for days together.
Anorexia nervosa over of prolong period of time can affect nervous system leading to depression, hair fall in the form of chronic telogen effluvium, heart in the form of conductive disorders leading to palpitations, weakness of muscles and joints, electrolyte imbalance in the body, gastrointestinal disturbances of many forms, and unhealthy skin.
The more chronic is the disease, the worse are the symptoms.
Highlights of anorexia nervosa
- Dieting for a longer period of time even though the patient is already thin.
- Obsessed with calories, fat, and nutrition overall.
- Mind preoccupied with food.
- Frequent refusal to eat.
- Feeling fat.
- Strange food habits.
- Dramatic weight loss.
- Unnecessary use of laxatives.
- Induced vomiting, especially after having food.
- Compulsive heavy exercising.
Homeopathy for Anorexia nervosa
Whenever we are dealing with patients with anorexia nervosa, we need to deal with their psychology first. When we are talking about just anorexia it may have many other reasons or causes. But when we are talking about anorexia nervosa its origin is always in the psychological aspect of the patient. As homeopathy deals with the personalities of the patient or for that matter consider the patient as a whole ie. Holistic approach in treating the patient, it is very easy to deal with anorexia nervosa with the help of homeopathy.
- Artistic peoples careful about their cosmetic logical appearance.
- Happy go lucky.
- They always have a sense of burning throughout the body.
- They have thin body appearance with stooped Shoulders.
- Mostly suffers from diarrhea.
- Very unstable personality.
- Constantly moving here and there, mostly traveling somewhere.
- Scared of dogs.
- Intense fear of weight gain, they feel it will make them sick.
- The frequently change the doctor. Visit many places for the treatment of obesity.
- Craving for salt.
- Oily, shriveled unhealthy skin.
- Their anorexia is out of depression.
- Don’t want to meet anybody.
- Usually, suffers from chronic telogen effluvium as a result of anorexia nervosa.
- Very image conscious.
- They will never eat anything in public.
- They have very strange food habits.
- These are the patients who will count calories properly before they eat.
Arsenic album, sulphur, Ignatia, Mercurius cor. A few of the Other remedies for anorexia nervosa.