The Dangerous Effects of Eating Disorders You probably hear about eating disorders, and how they can be do dangerous, but what are eating disorders exactly? Eating disorders are a groups of serious conditions in which you are so preoccupied with the food that you eat and how much you weigh, you often focus on little else (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/eating-disorders/basics/definition/con-20033575 ). There are three main types of eating disorders. Anorexia nervosa is the fear of gaining weight. If you have bulimia nervosa, you eat large amounts very quickly, and then you purge.
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.
The psychological symptoms include strange behaviors, such as, only eating certain foods based primarily on caloric intake. Along with strange eating rituals, Anorexia Nervosa impairs your ability to think clearly.. (Schullherr) The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 4th Edition classifies Anorexia Nervosa as the refusal to maintain a minimum body weight. Individuals with Anorexia Nervosa have a phobia of becoming obese or gaining weight. Individuals that suffer from Anorexia Nervosa have a negative body image. 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.
Bulimia nervosa is an illness is which a person binges on food or has normal episodes of overeating and feels less over control. There are a couple of different methods, which contain vomiting or the abuse of laxatives to avoid weight gain. Someone who is Bulimic every so often knows they have a problem but are frightened of their ineffectiveness to stop eating. Bulimia nervosa is commonly connected with symptoms of depression and even changes in social adjustment. Just like Anorexia nervosa there is no certain way to overcome Bulimia nervosa.
Disturbance caused by unlimited factors in a person’s diet is known as an eating disorder. There are two commonly known eating disorders, bulimia and anorexia nervosa. Bulimia is defined as “an eating disorder characterized by frequent episodes of binge eating followed by frantic efforts to avoid gaining weight” (Smith, Segal). In other words, bulimia is a disorder in which a person tends to eat excessively and avoids losing the weight that they have gained from eating by taking laxatives or vomits to maintain their weight that they want to reach. When a person vomits by force, it is known as purging.
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.
Fear of gaining weight or becoming overweight is ordinarily seen in those with anorexia and bulimia. A person with bulimia nervosa typically eats a substantial amount of food in a particularly short amount of time and then disposes of it. Standard ways for bulimics to eliminate food are vomiting and ingesting laxative pills. Binge eating is extremely similar to bulimia, except with binge eating, the food is not eradicated. Customarily, binge eaters have episodes where they stuff themselves full of food to the point of being uncomfortably full, as they cannot seem to control their intake of food.
Eating disorders are associated with an altered body image, displeasure with body weight, and unhealthy patterns of food consumption (Valentina, Markovic, Srdanovic & Mitrovic, 2010, 3). Anorexia is an eating disorder in which the individuals have lost more weight than what is considered healthy for their height and age. Their weight loss and food intake or what they lack in consumption is deliberate. They are extremely afraid of gaining weight and have specific methods for losing weight. These individuals workout excessively and usually go for the method of starvation, with a few purging tendencies.
To someone with an eating disorder, their illness is a means of incorporating control into their lives. Anorexia Nervosa, a disorder of self- starvation, manifests itself in a complete refusal of food and can cause psychological, endocrine, and gynecological problems. An anorexic person will turn to obsessive dieting and starvation as a way to control not only their weight, but also their feelings and actions regarding the emotions attached (Definition of Anorexia Nervosa 1). Some physiological characteristics of Anorexia Nervo... ... middle of paper ... ...abuse. Clinical depression can also lead to an eating disorder.
According to Merriam-Webster dictionary an eating disorder is defined as any several psychological disorders characterized by serious disturbances of eating behavior. One type of eating disorder is Anorexia nervosa. This is when some people have a small food intake, which leads to a weight that is too low. Bulimia nervosa is a condition that causes people to binge eat, then take steps to avoid weight gain. Most commonly the vomiting Binge-eating disorder is eating large quantities of food, which is from a feeling of loss of control during the binge, then experiencing shame, distress or guilt afterwards Purging disorder is a control weight or shape in the absence of binge eating episodes that occurs in people with normal or near-normal weight.