Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder in which a person refuses to stay at even a minimum recommended body weight, resulting in severe weight loss that could be life-threatening.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine lists these common warning signs of anorexia:
* Extreme fear of gaining weight. * Distorted impression of weight and body. * Excessive weight loss, or being seriously underweight. * Frequent use of laxatives, diet pills, or diuretics with the goal of losing weight. * Eating very little food or very few calories. * Missing periods, low blood pressure, lack of fat on the body, or pale or yellowish skin. * Depression.
Health Tip: Say Cheers With Red Wine
Red wine has been shown to help improve cardiovascular health, most likely because it is rich in antioxidants called flavonoids.
You should limit yourself to a 4-ounce glass of wine daily, Yale-New Haven Hospital advises. But check with your doctor, especially if you presently don't drink alcohol.
Here's more information:
* Drinking for health should be done only in moderation -- binge drinking or drinking large amounts of alcohol is dangerous. * If you have health problems such as liver disease, very high blood pressure or depression, you should not drink alcohol. * Wines thought to contain the highest concentrations of flavonoids are Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Syrah and Pinot Noir.