Act on time!

One in 10 Mexican adolescents is at risk of developing eating disorders such as anorexy , but it can be prevented if an adequate treatment is put into practice.

According to a study published in the journal Cell , the anorexy it develops due to the presence of a gene that motivates food consumption, called the alpha receptor (ESRRA).


Act on time!

Although the researchers of the University of Iowa They emphasize that in the development of anorexia genetics intervenes, there are different alternatives to overcome this health problem.

1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

According to specialists from Psych Central , this method is the most effective because it helps the patient to understand the relationship of their thinking, internal dialogue and image with changes in their diet and negative behaviors.

2. Family therapy

Through this, the patient understands the role played by his family in the eating disorder.

In as much, the family understands the process that the person with anorexia lives to help him of effective form.

3. Drugs

The goal of this treatment is to reduce the effects of anorexia such as depression and hormonal changes.

4. Nutritional advice

A nutritionist encourages good eating habits in patients to successfully overcome anorexia.

5. Support groups

Patients with anorexia should understand that they are not the only ones and that they need help to improve their quality of life.

These groups are essential for them to regain their security, self-confidence and talk openly about their problem.

All these treatments can be combined to find an integral solution to the problem and avoid relapse in patients.

If you are part of the statistics, you only need to accept that you suffer anorexy , call a friend or approach a relative, go to a specialist and do an introspection to identify the causes of your problem.

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