At least fifteen percent below the individuals normal body weight. Many people with the disorder look emaciated, but are convinced they are over weight (Matthew 5). Anorexia Nervosa has three Diagnostic Criteria. One is refusal to maintain body weight at or above normal. The other is, intense fear of becoming fat, even though under average weight.
Anorexia is characterized by extreme weight loss and restrictive dieting. Physical symptoms of anorexia nervosa are losing a lot of weight in a short time, continuing a diet even when extremely thin, having unusual eating habits, the stopping of menstrual periods in females and exercising obsessively. Psychological symptoms of anorexia are feeling dissatisfied with appearance and believing the body is fat, being fascinated with food, eating in secret and feeling depressed. Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder, common especially among young women of normal or nearly normal weight, which is characterized by binge eating and followed by feelings of guilt and depression. It is often associated with measures taken to prevent weight gain, such as self-induced vomiting, the use of laxatives, dieting, or fasting.
One main thing it can cause is heart failure due to low blood pressures and abnormally slow heart rates. Bulimia Nervosa: Bulimia Nervosa is a disease that causes you feel guilty about eating and as a result you use self-induced vomiting as a way to “get rid of the calories.” 80% of patients with bulimia are female and it affects 1-2% of adolescent and young adults. It can cause and also be the effects of depression and the risk of death... ... middle of paper ... ...s not only affect adults but also young children 81% of all 10 year olds are already afraid of being fat. Men with different eating disorders are often afraid to get treatment because of the disease being a “women’s disorder.” Around 10-15% of people with anorexia or bulimia are male. In magazines and on TV men’s bodies are shown as lean and muscular while women’s are shown as small and skinny.
These can come in the forms of starvation, eating a tremendously low calorie diet daily, purging one’s self after over eating. and/or the over use of laxatives in order to lose undesired weight. Generally people who have the personality traits of being neurotic, obsessive, and/ or perfectionist typically tend to be the people who are more likely to develop this disorder. (Beidel, D and Bulik, C) Anorexia can be linked to people who have undergone some type of trauma or depression. They also are more likely to resist treatment.
People who intentionally starve themselves suffer from an eating disorder called anorexia nervosa. The disorder, which usually begins in young people around the time of puberty, involves extreme weight loss--at least 15 percent below the individual's normal body weight. Many people with the disorder look emaciated but are convinced they are overweight. Sometimes they must be hospitalized to prevent starvation. Deborah developed anorexia nervosa when she was 16.
I think that it is sad that someone cares about how they look so much that it would cause them to go anorexia to make them feel perfect. What is anorexia? Well anorexia is a mental illness or eating disorder that makes people stave, so they can feel skinny. People who suffer anorexia are usually terrified to gain weight. Many people confuse anorexia to bulimia.
It is construed by the inability to keeps one’s body weight within 15 percent of their ideal body weight. There are two types of anorexia nervosa: restricting type and binge-eating and purging type. They regularly deny how serious the disorder is. Anorexia is a serious and potentially life threatening mental illness. Anorexia Nervosa is a big part of adolescence life.
These individuals workout excessively and usually go for the method of starvation, with a few purging tendencies. There are many negative drawbacks of being anorexic because the average anorexic loses 30 percent of their average body weight. Many individuals that do not have eating disorders often cannot control their body weight so there is not specific weight that is associated with these eating disorders, but is generally assumed that being less than 85 percent or an average’s expected body weight is being “too skinny”. Bulimic patients on the other hand, have more of a binging then purging process. The individuals refuse to maintain a normal body weight.
Eating Disorders Eating disorders are among one of the worse disorder, it can cause physical harm to the body. The most common eating disorders are Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder. Individuals with anorexia nervous are described of having a fear of being fat even with a low weight, including the BMI (Body Mass Index). Anorexia nervosa includes having a lack of appetite, it is hard for individuals to hide this disorder. The body shows significant sign of weight loss including brittle hair and nails due to the lack of vitamins and nutrition.
Self-Image: Anerexia Nervosa Anorexia nervosa is a potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by a lack of self-esteem, an intense fear of becoming obese, and self-induced starvation due to a distorted body image (Durham, 1991). Anorexia can occur later in life, but it is most common in girls between the ages of fourteen and eighteen. According to the Center for Change, recent estimates suggest that 1% of Americans within this age range will, to some degree, develop anorexia and 10-20% will eventually die from related complications. I have experienced this deteriorating disease from a bystander’s point of view. After making a pact with my friends to get physically fit for the summer, the four of us exercised and dieted daily for nearly four months.