Kristina Koryagina from Barnaul, Russia, weighs only 37 pounds! The woman graduated from school and university with the highest honors. However, it has done her no good just yet. Kristina suffers from anorexia and doctors predicted that she could die if she doesn't start treatment within a year.
Anorexia is a serious mental illness when a person restricts food intake, leading to weight loss. Patients may suffer from the loss of muscle and bone mass, as well as depression, low libido, and menstrual irregularity. In severe cases, it leads to damage to various organs, including the heart. In addition, patients with anorexia may have the following health problems: insomnia, constipation, bloating, hair loss, as well as swelling of the hands, face, and legs.
Aside from anorexia, the girl suffers from gastritis, gastroduodenitis, and floating kidney.
Kristina began to lose weight when she was 9. She ate as little as one apple a day, and during her studies she forgot to eat at all sometimes. Now, she is 26 years old, but her weight is still decreasing. It is difficult for her to walk - she stops to rest after every 200 yards.
When famous blogger Maria Kohno found out about Kristina, she decided to share it with her fans helped raise money for the anorexic girl.
Now, Kristina jokes that she can become a horror movie actress. She plans to get a postgraduate degree and write a dissertation in the future. And she’s positive about her recovery!
Kristina has begun to eat a little, starting with porridge. Her mother couldn’t believe her eyes!
Doctors found out that when she was a child, there were constant conflicts in Kristina’s family. Her father doesn’t help her to this day.
Let's keep our fingers crossed for Kristina! She is already on the way to recovery. We hope that after a while we will be able to write a story about how she battled this disease. Share this story with friends - maybe someone will want to support the girl!