May 17, 2022 12:50 am

Dani La Chepi and anorexia nervosa: How to know if someone suffers from it?

What does the anorexia nervosa, a pathology that Dani La Chepi recognized that she suffers from? How to know if someone suffers from this disorder? What tools do we have to attack it? OHLA! contacted the dietitian-nutritionist Romina Sánchez, a graduate of the Adventist University of Plata, to have some key definitions.

The Madrid Eating Disorders Treatment Center (CITEMA), notes that, just like anorexia, anorexia nervosa it manifests itself in healthy young people, who suffer from an intense fear of gaining weight, so they induce vomiting, use laxatives and/or diuretics or do a lot of exercise.

“I add that anorexia nervosa is loss of appetite, because there is a nervous origin or of the state of mind, because in anorexia as such the appetite is not lost, only that the person does not allow himself to satisfy it, ”explains Sánchez.

Then: How do you know if someone has anorexia nervosa?

The nutritionist, with postgraduate degrees in obesity and diabetes from the Favaloro University of Buenos Aires, highlights that, in nutritional and physical terms, symptom What:

What happens if it is not treated? “If these symptoms are not treated, they can even lead to osteoporosis, heart damage and infertility,” says Sánchez.

The treatment, which must be carried out by professionals in psychology, psychiatry and nutrition, can be addressed through some basic measures such as:

Romina Sanchez, as certified expert in Lifestyle Medicine, considers it necessary to clarify that “Anorexia nervosa is not purely a nutritional issue, but involves comprehensive management that also includes emotions.”

Maintains that This disease can be treated from six basic pillars that can prevent, treat and even reverse it:

1. Eat healthy, following a whole food, plant-based diet

2. Increase physical activity

3. Develop strategies to manage stress

4. Foster and maintain interpersonal relationships

5. Improve sleep habits

6. Suspend substance abuse

“Self-love and wellness spaces are key in the recovery process, as well as seeking a containment and support network that goes beyond clinical treatment,” adds the expert, author of the book Meaningful nutrition: a guide to healthy family eating.

That is to say, this pathology does not only imply having stopped eating, or not being satisfied with the body, that is why it is recommended -according to the expert- Examine the spiritual part. “We are not only body, weight and mind, but a whole,” he adds.

Habits can positively or negatively affect health and these are examined from lifestyle medicine, where it is also recommended to “banish unhealthy habits such as comparing ourselves with other people or pretending to be who we are not”.

Sánchez concludes: “The value as a person and the health of interpersonal relationships are worth more than what we eat or what we stop eating.”

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