Binge Eating Disorders

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“You don’t have to starve yourself to be gorgeous, beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.”- Anonymous. In this essay I will be analyzing the three most common forms of eating disorders, Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge eating. Eating disorders such as Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge eating are serious and even fatal psychological and medical disorders that are exceptionally common in the United States. Remarkably 10-15% of all Americans have some sort of eating disorder. The first eating disorder that I will address is Anorexia. Anorexia is a disorder causing one to lose their appetite and/or reduce the amount of food they eat considerably. Ones who suffer from Anorexia and who still eat obsess over the calorie and amount intake of the food they eat.…show more content…
Binge eating is a disorder that consists of one eating a large quantity of food in a short period of time and feeling guilty afterward however they never make themselves vomit or purge afterward. By definition of BInge eating people who obtain this disorder will experience type 2 diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, heart disease, gallbladder disease, joint pain, sleep apnea, certain cancers, digestive problems, and muscle pain. My mom actually suffered from binge eating. Before she got a gastric bypass surgery she weighed over 350, I’m not sure is she weighed more or not but for sure over 350. She would eat and eat and not exercise at all. She did get better after her surgery…show more content…
Bulimia is a disorder which consists of a person eating a large amount of food and then self-induced vomiting, purging, or fasting. By definition of Bulimia people who suffer from Bulimia will experience abnormal bowel functioning, bloating, dehydration, fainting, seizure, fatigue, dry skin, irregular heartbeat, menstrual irregularities or loss of menstruation, tingling in the, hands or feet, and muscle cramps. An example of someone who suffered from Bulimia was Cammy Robinson. Cammy was a typical 26-year-old to her friends and family. Cammy held a normal weight and sometimes even was a little overweight so, she like many others went unnoticed. Cammy died from Cardiac arrest on September 2, 2005. Cammy’s mother reported that she never really knew Cammy. She didn’t see the signs that her daughter suffered from bulimia and she didn’t expect to lose her daughter at the age of 26. Like so many families whose loved ones have died from these disorders, they didn’t see what was happening before it was too late to save
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