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How does being underweight affect your physical health?. BY ANTHONY HORTIS, Sammy antoni. BEING UNDER WEIGHT . By Sammy Antoni & Anthony Hortis. IT’S A PROBLEM, IT NEEDS TO BE STOPPED. Anorexia . - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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How does being underweight affect your physical health?BY ANTHONY HORTIS, Sammy antoni BEINGUNDER WEIGHT By Sammy Antoni & Anthony HortisITS A PROBLEM,IT NEEDS TO BE STOPPEDAnorexia is a mental disorder which deceives the victim into thinking they are overweight. This may lead to them starving themselves. This will cause frequent damage to the heart, liver and kidneys. This may also lead to loss of hair, muscle weakness and joint pain. In some cases the victim starves themselves to death.Anorexia Anorexia and Bulimia: Health Risks - Anorexia symptoms: ~ frequently damage to the heart, liver and kidneys by not eating enough ~ They lose their hair ~ Experience muscle weakness ~ joint pain ~ (sometimes) starvation to death 3

Bulimia is a similar disease to anorexia. People with bulimia have episodes of significant overeating and feel out of control. The victim then vomits their food out to prevent further weight gain. This may cause damage to the damage to the stomach, teeth, throat, and brain. This can also lead to death.

Bulimia - Bulimia symptoms (due to excessively vomiting) ~ stomach damage ~ damaged teeth and throat ~ heart failure ~ brain damage ~ death

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There are many reasons for being underweight, these are some of them: - High metabolism - Skipping meals - eating on the run - illness - injury - active lifestyles - stress - eating food with inefficient nutrition Most of these reasons dont raise any concerns but illness, stress, skipping meals and insufficient nutrition are all issues.

Reasons for being underweightType 1 Diabetes - This is when your body lacks insulin which is needed to process sugars - this may result in the loss of weight Weight Gain Needs - Reasons for being underweight ~ High metabolism ~ Skipping meals ~ Eating on the run ~ Illness ~ Injury ~ Active lifestyles ~ Stress ~ Eating the wrong foods that don't have enough nutrition - some of these reasons don't raise concerns - Illness, stress, skipping meals and insufficient nutrient are all issues

Immune System Deficiencies - Vitamin deficiency and being under weight affect the effectiveness of your immune system - You can use weight gain supplements of calorie supplements

7Women who are underweight are at risk of being infertile. Infertile means they are not able become pregnant. There are many reasons why they cant be fertile. - You need to have enough fat to sustain a healthy growing baby. - If you are underweight you cannot ovulate. This means that your body cant release the egg to be fertilized. - Being underweight can also cause you to miss your monthly cycle. In some cases you may not have a monthly cycle at all. Gaining weight almost always increases chance of pregnancy Infertile (Women)Infertility - Under weight women are at the risk of infertility - women need a certain amount of fat in order to sustain a healthy growing baby - gaining weight almost always improve chances of pregnace

8Osteoporosis is a common side effect of being underweight. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes your bones to become fragile and easily broken. In most people, their hips, spine and wrist is where their bone is most likely to break. Osteoporosis is caused by: - insufficient calcium, which is needed to strengthen your bones. Due to under eating you dont get enough of this vitamin - Not getting enough exercise - insufficient vitamin D - alcohol abuse and smokingA balanced diet with plenty of calcium will prevent osteoporosis

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Anemia is a health risk of being underweight. This is usually measured by the decrease in haemoglobin (red pigment) in the red blood cells. The red pigment is the oxygen in your blood. This is why used blood is blue, because it is lacking in oxygen. The symptoms of anaemia are: - Fatigue - pain in the chest - shortness of breath If you have anemia you should focus on a weight gain diet

AnemiaAnaemia - anaemia is a health risk of being underweight - This is usually measured by the decrease in haemoglobin (the red pigment) in the red blood cells that transport oxygen - the symptoms of anaemia are: ~ fatigue ~ pain in the chest ~ shortness of breath - if you have anaemia you should focus on a weight gain diet

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BMI stands for Body Mass Index. Doctors use BMI to see if you have an appropriate weight for your height and weight .To calculate your body mass, you divide your weight in pounds by your height in inches squared and then multiply the result by 703 Sam tested his BMI and found that it was 20.3.

Determining if You Are Underweight: BMIbelow 13seriousanorexia13-14,underweight,anorexia14,18,normal weight19,21normal weight, longest life expectancy22-26,overweight27-31obesityabove 3graveobesityDetermining if you are underweight: Your BMI - To calculate your body mass, you divide your weight in pounds by your height in inches squared and then multiply the result by 703 - The weight status according to BMI is as follows: Below 18.5 = Underweight, 18.5 to 24.9 = Normal, 25.0 to 29.9 = Overweight, 30.0 and Above = Obese.

13How does being under weight affect your physical health?By Anthony Hortis, Sammy Antoni & AustinFITNESSIf you are an anorexic you are usually less fit. No body fat. Weak bones.Worse heart and worse cholesterol.

Fit people Anorexic people

MUSCLEThere is no fat on your body so you cant turn it in to muscle. While you are anorexic you are unable to gain any muscle.

PHYSICAL FEATURESLittle to no body fat. Dry, flaky skin. Hair (on the head) loss, dullness, thinning, loss of "shine Weakness, fainting, and dizziness Low heart rate, low blood pressure, and low body temperature Depression Organ malfunction, weakening, or failure Malnutrition / starvation (which can be fatal)Bibliography http://weightgain.lifetips.com/cat/61224/health-risks-of-being-underweight/index.htmlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001381/http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_does_anorexia_effect_people_mentally_and_physicallyhttp://caloriecount.about.com/recovering-anorexia-gaining-muscle-mass-ft81663

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