Anorexia Nervosa is characterized by extreme fear of gaining weight and ... ... middle of paper ... ...ds brings more shame onto the individual causing the cycle to restart. Meanwhile the individual’s state of mind is also being psychologically damaged. The person becomes depressed because the image that the individual sees in the mirror does not match the image seen on television. This causes a decrease in self-esteem and confidence. The guilt, shame and low self-esteem causes binge eating and the cycle begins all over again.
The body shows significant sign of weight loss including brittle hair and nails due to the lack of vitamins and nutrition. Women with anorexia suffer from lack of a menstrual cycle. Bulimia nervosa is associated with binge eating and to prevent weight gain the individual would then engage in purging and fasting to keep the weight off. It is hard to tell when a person is suffering from bulimia nervosa because they appear to be healthy weight, but because of the excessive vomiting the individual will have damaged teeth and mouth ulcers, also like anorexia nervous a fear of becoming fat. Binge eating disorder has been known to become a severe disorder along with anorexia and bulimia.
Anorexia, meaning without appetite according to Random History, is an eating disorder where one fears gaining weight, so one self-starves (Rust). Bulimia, the more advanced stage of anorexia, consists of a rapid consumption of food followed by purging attempts using laxatives, excessive exercise, and self-induced vomiting (Rust). Binge-eating, on the other hand, is when one periodically goes on a long binge but does not vomit afterwards (Rust). This eventually leads to obesity. Eating disorders may cause physical and emotional complications.
Other warnings are deliberate self-starvation with weight loss, fear of gaining weight, refusal to eat, denial of hunger, constant exercising, sensitivity to cold, absent or irregular periods, loss of scalp perception of being fat when the person is really to this. Some other associated features are depressed mood, somatic sexual dysfunction, and ... ... middle of paper ... ...l with in society. Two developed Anorexia after seeing a “ movie of the week” where the main character was Anorexic. Mike’s ten year old daughter developed Anorexia after seeing “The Body Trap”, a program on Nickelodeon. These findings seem to exemplify along standing debate, if educational programs prevent eating disorders or contribute to them.
Three percent of Americans doesn’t seem like that many, but when you look at it with people who have eating disorders it’s shocking. Ever since the thoughts on being thin came around young women couldn’t get enough on the idea. Pulling the horrifying parts of eating disorders out and making them look trendy and glamorous. Something that could’ve been an inspiration to lose weight and be healthy plummeted and made thinness seem like the necessity. The lovely motivation to be healthy turned into a ton of young girls starving themselves and dying just to be skinny (Zoltan).
Anorexia is an illness that occurs in teenage girls and young women as mentioned earlier. This illness is the lack or loss of the appetite for food, a serious nervous condition in which the patient loses their appetite and systematically takes but little food, so that they become greatly emaciated. People become anorexic because they feel in control of things. Whether there is pressure at home or school they feel in control; this feeling of control comes from their own ability to lose weight, what they are consuming, and of course what they look like. Some signs that they are anorexic are: Person refuses to maintain normal body weight for age and height Weighs 85% or less than what is expected for age and height In women, menstrual periods stop.
One study found that constant articles such as “28 Flat Bely Tricks!” and “Sli... ... middle of paper ... ...rder.” This depression could eventually lead to more health problems in the body. What Bulimia Is Many teens carry out acts that fit the characteristic of someone that has Bulimia Nervosa. Bulimia is an eating disorder common to many older teens, especially women, who want to lose weight for a skinnier image. Web MD categorizes bulimia as a common eating disorder in which the person does something called purging, or getting rid of their food by vomiting. (WebMD, ”Bulimia Nervosa Health Care”).
One example of an eating disorder is bulimia nervosa; which is the act of binge eating then purging everything that was consumed. When young girls are unhappy with their body image they turn to these eating disorders and don’t realize the lasting effects that they have on the human body. Bulimia causes harmful effects to the digestive, excretory, skeletal, reproductive, and nervous systems. Bulimia has a large impact on the digestive system of the body. One reason for this is the constant behavior of binge eating then purging causes damage to the nerve signals that are sent from the stomach to the brain when the stomach reaches satiation.
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.
People with anorexia initially start dieting in order to lose weight which over time, the weight loss develops into a sign of control and mastery. The force to become slim is in reality secondary to concerns regarding control or/and fears involving one’s body. An individual carries on the cycle of limited eating, frequently accompanied by behaviors like overuse of diet pills, excessive exercising and laxatives to achieve weight loss. Eventually the body is driven to a point near starvation. There is obviously a strong connection between body image and eating disorders.