Anorexia

Anorexia

What is anorexia?

Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder which can lead to severe weight loss and chronic physical disabilities. This psychological illness can have devastating complications such as osteoporosis, infertility, impaired concentration and intestinal disorders.

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Characterised by low body weight and distorted body image anorexia nervosa sufferers are obsessed with a fear of gaining weight. Sufferers deny their bodies food and nutrition and often exercise excessively.

Symptoms of anorexia

Anorexia sufferers can experience many systems as their body's fight malnutrition and starvation. Some of these symptoms can include:

  • loss of periods
  • extreme weight loss
  • poor circulation
  • fatigue and/or fainting
  • dental decay
  • dry skin and lips
  • headaches
  • reduced metabolism
  • low blood pressure
  • anaemia
  • thinning of hair
  • bruising easily

Anorexia Nervosa is a life-threatening condition which can result in death from starvation, heart failure, electrolyte imbalance or suicide.

Treatment for Anorexia

Our Naturopath and TCM Practitioner will develop an integrated plan to heal and rebuild the body's depleted systems to restore healthy balance and function.

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  • Greg Bantick

    Chinese Medicine,Acupuncture

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    Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency - Chinese Medicine Board of Australia
    Greg Bantick has been in practice since 1975 in a wide variety of clinical settings. He has particular interests in dermatology, digestive, mood and auto-immune disorders.

  • Tina White

    Naturopath,Acupuncture

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    Tina has over 30 year’s clinical practice in natural therapies. As a practitioner in Naturopathy and Acupuncture, Tina has remarkable insight coupled with a caring nature and is a beacon of hope for those she serves.

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