How Do you Identify and Battle Eating Disorders?

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Groups of sometimes life-threatening conditions called eating disorders occur when a person is so extremely focused on body weight and food that they lose concentration on a lot of things. Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge eating are the most common types of eating disorders. Identifying, battling, and recovering from an eating disorder can be an extremely frightening string of Events that may seem impossible to overcome at the time, however, through God’s divine healing power and intervention, healing is possible and can be obtained. If you are infatuated with food and long to be thin, occasionally to the extremity of starving yourself, you probably have anorexia nervosa. If you engage in eating lots of food in short spans of time and following it with binging and purging, then you are probably overweight or at a normal weight and have bulimia nervosa. If you eat extravagant amounts of food (binging), but don’t attempt to counteract for behaviors such as these you probably have binge eating disorders. You may be at an overweight, obese, or normal weight. Causes of eating disorders may include the following: biology, society, and/or psychological and emotional health. The risk factors of eating disorders may include, but are not limited to: family history, age, sports, work, artistic activities, transitions, dieting, and emotional disorders. The signs and symptoms of anorexia may include: refusal to eat, denial to hunger, fear of gaining weight, negative self-image, irregular heart rhythms, getting cold a lot, dry skin, abdominal pain, constipation, amenorrhea, trouble sleeping, dehydration, thin appearance, low blood pressure, social withdrawal, preoccupation with food, fear of eating in public, irri... ... middle of paper ... ... guide to medical help and complications. Baltimore, Maryland. Online Burke, Alana, “Eating disorders can bring intense fear of weight gain and low self-esteem”. 02-23-14 [guardianlu.com] (02-25-14) Martinez, Eliza. “How to use a meal plan for eating disorder recovery”. 09-26-10 [livestrong.com] (02-25-14) Author Unknown. “Eating Disorder Statistics” Unknown Date [eatingdisordersonline.com] (02-25-14) Multiple Authors. “1 Corinthians 6:19-20.” Date Unknown. [biblegateway.com] (02-25-14) Multiple Authors. “Helping someone with an eating disorder.” 02-14. [helpguide.org] (02-25-14) Multiple Authors. “Eating Disorders.” 02-08-12 [mayoclinic.org] (02-25-14) Multiple Authors. “Self Help.” Date Unknown. [eatingdisordersonline.com] (02-25-14) Kathleen MacDonald and Ashli Roussel. “Eating Disorder Stories of Hope.” Date Unknown. [eatingdisorderhope.com] (03-20-14)

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