Anorexia nervosa is a lack of appetite or an aversion to food that leads to starvation. It is an illness that usually occurs in teenage girls, but it can also occur in teenage boys and adults. People with anorexia are obsessed with being thin. They lose a lot of weight and are terrified of gaining weight. Anorexia is not just a problem with food or weight, it is an attempt to use food and weight to deal with emotional problems.
There is no single cause of anorexia nervosa. The actual cause of these disorders appear to result from many factors, including those that are genetic and neurobiologic, cultural, social, behavioral and psychological. Concerns about weight and body shape play a role in all eating disorders, especially in teenage girls.
Consult a doctor if you find any of the following symptoms of anorexia, starvation is not the only sign of anorexia.
In Ayurveda, anorexia is called as Aruchi. It is caused by an aggravation of Vatta, Pitta and Kapha doshas which leads to psychological factors like fear, anger and stress. This then leads to indigestion of food forming ama toxins in the body. This ama (indigested food) blocks the gastrointestinal channels of the body and affects the sense of taste as well in an individual.
In Ayurveda, it is suggested that food intake should be done when a person feels hungry especially in a clean, comfortable and relaxed environment. This then helps in keeping mind happy and free from any feeling of anger or fear.
Herbs and herbal formulations used to treat anorexia are:
Avoid the following :
Ignoring Anorexia could be life threatening; contact expert doctors at Life Line Ayurvedic Herbal Clinic to cure it as soon as possible using holistic approach.