Abriorexia is an eating disorder and a dual disorder that combines alcoholism and anorexia, in which there is an extreme reduction in food intake and its replacement with alcohol for the purpose of weight loss.
It is quite serious because those who suffer from it decide to replace the calories they get through food with the calories they get from alcohol, which causes the organs to get damaged more quickly. They may then resort to making themselves vomit to reduce the calories they have gained from drinking alcohol.
The main organs that can be affected are the heart, kidneys, liver, brain, and blood vessels. Excessive weight loss may cause amenorrhea (period of absence of menstruation), insomnia, dizziness, tachycardia, or arrhythmia.
Depriving the brain of proper nutrition and excessive alcohol consumption can lead to short-term and long-term cognitive problems. Violent and risky behavior, memory problems, and a tendency to lie are other possible symptoms. In addition to liver problems such as cirrhosis, gastrointestinal and cardiac problems.
Because it is a disease that involves different aspects of health, it is important to see a general practitioner, a psychologist to treat the addiction, as well as a nutritionist to regain balance with regard to weight. It is good that the patient develops a desire for change and is aware of the existence of a problem and its consequences.