People with anorexia nervosa have an irrational fear of gaining weight and put themselves on restrictive diets and harsh, punishing exercise routines.
An eating disorder is a mental health condition. It involves an unhealthy relationship with food. Find out about the different eating disorders here.
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.
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.
Psychotherapy is a group of therapies designed to help someone change their thinking patterns and improve their coping skills.
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.
Prednisolone is an active ingredient that belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids. Read more.
Vitamin C deficiency
Vitamin C deficiency is rare in Australia where fresh produce is generally readily available. Vitamin C deficiencies are largely preventable - learn how here.
Vitamin A deficiency
Vitamin A deficiency is often preventable in developed countries like Australia. Learn about the symptoms, causes and how to ensure you get enough vitamin A.
Weight loss and dieting
Many diets are promoted in Australia, but they don't all work. Follow a healthy eating and exercise plan and you're more likely to keep weight off long term.