Individuals that suffer from Anorexia Nervosa are over critical of self-image and they feel like their weight is a measure of their self worth. (Schullherr, Eating Disorders For Dummies) These individuals often deny that they are too thin. In females, they will quit h... ... middle of paper ... ...t) In closing, Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa both have severe repercussions on the affected individual’s health and psychological well being. These two eating disorders not only affect their physical health, but also have severe, long-term psychological effects. If individuals that are suffering from either eating disorder go without treatment, the disease can become detrimental to their health.
(ANAD, 2015) Although many Americans struggle with the same stipulations that could potentially lead to a psychological diseases they have coping methods that help them to not fall into the mind set to let their emotions effect their health, whereas people who st... ... middle of paper ... ...lements or herbal products for weight loss, and living in fear of weight gain, enamel erosion and damaged esophagus due to digestive acids. (The Mayo Clinic, 2015) Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are the most common eating disorders in the world. They both can be triggered with people who are dissatisfied with their bodies, have low self-esteem, the want to be extremely skinny, and are influenced by outside sources such as television and magazines. The illnesses can lead to malnutrition, depression, and can be life threatening if it goes untreated. In conclusion, anorexia and bulimia are both pessimistic eating habits, which are recognized in different ways.
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.
These eating disorders also occur in men and older women, but much less frequently. The consequences of eating disorders can be severe. For example, one in ten anorexia nervosa leads to death from starvation, cardiac arrest, or suicide. Fortunately, increasing awareness of the dangers of eating disorders, sparked by medical studies and extensive media coverage, has led many people to seek help. Nevertheless, some people with eating disorders refuse to admit that they have a problem and do not get treatment.
This is when an individual will eat excessive amounts of food in a limited time without purging afterwards. Since an individual with this disorder can appear from normal weight to extremely obese, the diagnosis is hard to make. About 3.5% of women have this and about 2% of males will have this, and it occurs in all races and ethnicities. The disorder typically occurs between the later years of adolescence and early 20’s. Those with low self-esteem, who have struggled with weight in the past, and the ones bullied about their weight are the most vulnerable.
The most heard of one is anorexia nervosa but the two other ones are orthorexia nervosa and binge eating. Anorexia is starving yourself or the fear of becoming fat. Some signs that a person might be anorexic are the person becomes very thin or loses an insane amount of weight very quickly. The person might become obsessed with eating, food, and weight control which may make them with draw from social activities that involve food. The person only eats certain foods and exercises excessively which may cause them to “water load” when they go to the doctors or any other place where they may be weighed.
Living a healthy lifestyle is something that mostly everyone thinks he or she is doing. Of course there are always those people who are aware they are living an unhealthy life, however, they feel as if they have their lifestyle handled and that they can start up a healthy lifestyle anytime they want or need. The term “eating disorder” is one that makes people cringe. An eating disorder is an issue or unhealthy relationship with food. Sometimes, but not always, the eating disorder victim eats irregularly because they are concerned about their body shape or weight ("Alliancefored03.donorcommunity.com").
People also stick to rigid rules about what they can and can't eat and also what there food should look like. I do the same thing. My food needs to be eaten a certain way. People can be scared of certain types of food or eating in public. People who think about food and eating a lot can have an eating problem.People who compare your body to other people's and think about their shape or size a lot check, test and weigh your body a lot and base your self-worth on how much you weigh or whether you pass your checks and tests is also a sign of having an eating problem.
Most people believe they are one in the same although they do have similarities their differences are quite remarkable. Anorexics have an intense fear of gaining weight. They deprive themselves of food resulting in extreme weight loss. Anorexics have an inability to see the severity of their eating disorder. They look in the mirror and do not see a skinny person, they see an overweight person.
The person effected by Anorexia has an absolute fear of becoming obese (Matthew 4). Approximately one percent of adolescent girls develops Anorexia Nervosa, a dangerous condition in which they can literally starve themselves to death. People who starve intentionally starve themselves suffer from an eating disorder. The disorder, which usually begins in the young people around the time of puberty, involves extreme weight loss. At least fifteen percent below the individuals normal body weight.