In order for our bodies to properly function, we need to eat a well-balanced diet. For those who avoid eating certain foods, essential nutrients can be eliminated from their diet, causing symptoms of malnutrition
and weight loss
. Long term effects of malnutrition can include loss of hair, anemia, low blood pressure, fragile bones, kidney failure and many other medical conditions.
Individuals with food phobias can be treated using a cognitive behavior approach to change thought processes and a psychodynamic approach for discovering an pinpointing the exact cause of the fear.Treatment using desensitization helps sufferers relax by first having the food which caused a reaction placed in front of the participants and discussing their fear.I suggest to consult a Psychiatrist
for further management.Hope this helps.Take care.