They believe that eating disorders could possibly come from a mix of family history, social factors, and personality traits. Anorexia Nervosa People who have anorexia nervosa have a potent fear of gaining weight; due to this fear, victims of this disorder limit their food intake. These limitations can cause you to become very, very thin and eventually become very sick. Anorexia affects the body and mind. You start off dieting and then things quickly spin out of control.
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 can lead you to have a negative or just a body image or in reverse body image can lead you to have an eating disorder. Eating disorders are really bad for your own health. Body image is something that many people suffer from. They are both huge health problems that most teenagers and young adults have nowadays. If you have an eating disorder that was caused because you didn't like the shape of your body for any reason.
Signs of Bulimia include: Eating lots of high calorie/ high fat foods. Feeling bad about oneself after a binge. Feeling ashamed and depressed about one’s eating habits. Feelings that habits are out of control. (Eating disorders and weight control 26) According to Eating Disorders And Weight Control , Bulimia, Bulimia Nervosa- also called the “binge-purge syndrome” Sufferers alternatively binge on large quantities of food and then purge the food by making themselves vomit or taking diuretics or laxatives or all of the above.Bulimia is a mental disorder that usually affects young women aged from late teens to early thirties.
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.
Some signs of developing obesity or bulimia are eating until you are full, eating lots of high calorie foods, feeling bad about yourself after you “binge”, feeling ashamed about eating too much, secretly eating (hiding), swollen salivary glands, dependent on diet pills, dental problems, broken blood vessels in your eyes from throwing up, feeling futile and having a low self- esteem, depression, life changing events, family problems, peer problems, and bullying. Obesity can lead to stress, mental issues, strokes, and other forms of cancer. There is a cure for bulimia and Obesity if you cut down on the calories and start exercising better, start a weight- management program, change eating habits, plan meals, control portions, increase physical activity, eat good foods at school, eat meals as a family, don’t eat as a reward, limit s... ... middle of paper ... ...ans are obese and overweight!! But most of the time all of the eating disorders affect young girls and woman. Only about 5-10% of males are bulimic and have eating disorders.
People with anorexia are unable to maintain there average body weight and height for their age (www.aedweb.org). Most are afraid of gaining weight and usually see themselves as being fat, even thought they might be underweight (www.aedweb.org). People with anorexia often deal with depression and withdrawal. They begin strange behavior such as dividing there food into a “good/safe” category, and a “bad/dangerous” category (www.calpsy.net/org). Individuals with Bulimia usually overeat during meals.
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.
When someone has binged, the individual often notices that they start to gain weight and they go to the extremes to lose the weight that they have put on by eating. Stress can also cause anorexia by anxiety. Often times, when an individual has anxiety, they lose their appetite and can starve for days. In conclusion, factors that can lead to eating disorders are sociological, psychological, and genetics can cause a disturbance in a person’s eating behavior. Not only women, but men as well are victims of eating disorders and they are all highly at risk.
Eating Disorders are health conditions defined by insufficient or excessive food intake. They can have very negative effects on individual’s physical and mental health and include extreme emotions, attitudes and behaviors towards weight and food. They can have life-threatening consequences for both males and females who suffer from a type of disorder. There are four specific types of eating disorders which all have different effects on the human body. Anorexia Nervosa: Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder that causes you to be obsessed with losing weight, so much so that you starve yourself.