Eating Disorders

3 Types of Eating Disorders

Anorexia Nervosa-An eating disorder where the person starves themselves.

Binge Eating-An eating disorder a person has periods of excessive overeating.

Bulimia-Repeated binges followed by inappropriate behaviors to prevent weight gain.

Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia's effect depend on how serious the disease is. Effects include:
  • Forced withdrawal from school or college
  • Loss of connection to faith or religion
  • Career disruption
  • Isolation from friends and family
  • Suicide

Physical Effects of Anorexia Nervosa include:

  • Infertility
  • Shutdown of major body systems
  • Heart Attacks
  • Brain Damage
  • Death

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Binge Eating

Binge Eating leads to obesity which in turn may lead to the following health problems:

  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Disease
  • Certain Cancers
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Joint and Muscle pain
  • Gastrointestinal Pains
  • Sleep apnea

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Bulimia

Advanced Bulimia effects include:
  • Extreme Social Isolation
  • Inability to sleep
  • Fractured Relationships with family/friends
  • Loss of Spiritual connection
  • Forced Withdrawal from school or college
  • Job Loss
  • Bankruptcy
  • Infertility
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Suicide
  • Self-Injury Behavior
  • Heart Attack
  • Death

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