What is an Eating Disorder?
All About Anorexia
Some Symptoms Include:
Lack of self-esteem due to body weight, dramatic weight loss, refusal to eat certain foods, frequent comments about being fat or weight, denial of hunger and consistent excuses to avoid meals.
Those who have suffered or are suffering from Anorexia may have these symptoms:
fainting, fatigue, severe dehydration, muscle loss and weakness and hair loss.
If you believe someone is suffering from anorexia seek help immediately. This illness can be life-threatening in some extreme cases
Eating Disorders Are Not A Joke
Facts and Statistics
- Approximately 80% of people suffering from Bulimia are female.
- People struggling with Bulimia often appear to be a normal body weight
- It affects 1-2% of the U.S population
Some symptoms that people with Bulimia have are-
binge eating, excessive vomiting and low self-esteem towards one's body image
Some warning signs may be-
a rigid exercise regimen, discoloration of the teeth, unusual swelling of the cheeks and jaw and withdrawal from social activities
The health consequences of Bulimia are very severe. One should seek help if they have Bulimia due to the fact that these side affects last a lifetime. If one is Bulimic it can be hard for someone to stop on their own. These health consequences can include tooth decay, inflammation of the esophagus and uncontrollable vomiting.