Introduction to Anorexia Nervosa

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What you'll learn

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by weight loss, difficulty in maintaining an appropriate body weight for height, age, and stature. These people restrict the number of calories they consume. They might exercise compulsively or purge via vomiting and laxatives. read more »»

It can affect people of all ages, genders, and races. Though it usually begins during adolescence, an increasing number of children and older adults are also being diagnosed with anorexia.

One should be aware of various emotional, behavioral, and physical signs to catch it at an early stage. Since the body is deprived of essential nutrients, it is forced to slow down all its processes to conserve energy. This can result in serious medical issues. Learn all about anorexia nervosa in the course designed by Medvarsity and Dosily

Who should attend?

  • Nutritionists
  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates
  • Physicians practicing Alternative Medicine (AYUSH)

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • What is anorexia nervosa
  • What are the symptoms and signs of anorexia nervosa
  • How to diagnose and manage anorexia nervosa


Dr. K. Sunitha Premalatha

AGM Chief Dietitian at Yashoda Hospital

Total Work Experience – 18 Years


Dr. Sunitha Premalatha holds a Masters’s and Ph.D. in Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Service Management, WCC Madras University. She has been guided more than 100 students for a dietetic internship as part of their Master’s program from the National Institute of Nutrition, Osmania University, Padmavathi University, Andhra University, and IGNOU students. She has been associated with the Member of the Indian Dietetic Association and served as an executive member of IDA 2003. Also, a member of the Nutrition Society of India. She has been organized the secretary for Indian Dietetic Association National Conference 2003, Hyderabad. She is a guest speaker for various corporate companies like Infosys, Deloitte, Tech Mahindra, Dr. Reddy’s, Mylan, TCS, Accenture, HCL, Cognizant, Well’s Fargo, CSC, ADP, ITC Kakatiya, etc.

For: intermediates

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