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Anorexia nervosa

People with anorexia nervosa have an irrational fear of gaining weight and put themselves on restrictive diets and harsh, punishing exercise routines.

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Body image

An unhealthy body image affects your wellbeing and mental health, and may lead to eating disorders. Here are a few tips for improving body image.

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Body image

Your body image is how you think and feel about your body.

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Eating disorders

An eating disorder is a mental health condition that involves an unhealthy relationship with food. About 1 in 7 people experience disordered eating in their lifetime.

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Eating disorders and body image

An estimated 1 million Australians experience a type of eating or body image disorder. But treatment is available to help them lead healthier lives.

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Vitamin A

Vitamin A is important for good vision, healthy skin and for supporting the immune system. Most Australians can get enough from eating a varied, healthy diet.

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Scurvy

Scurvy can affect people who do not get enough vitamin C. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatments, and how changes to your diet can prevent scurvy.

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Halitosis (bad breath)

Halitosis (bad breath) is normal when you wake up. But if it doesn't go away after a while, it can be a sign of another condition. Learn more here.

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Body dysmorphic disorder

Body dysmorphic disorder causes someone to feel shame or disgust with part of their body or appearance. Any body part can become its focus.

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Counsellors and counselling

Counsellors work in mental health and other settings. They specialise in building relationships based on discussions between the client and counsellor.

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