Types of Eating Disorders

Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia is someone who is afraid of gaining weight, and will not eat much even when they are too skinny already.


The effects are that your hair will become thin and brittle, also causes problems in the blood and bones. Some medications are to help them to begin to gain weight, and help them phiscally and mentally.

http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/anorexia-nervosa.html#a

Binge Eating

People with binge eating disorders eat a large amount of food when they may not be hungry or alone because they are embarrassed. People who do this could get diabetes and high cholesterol, and depression. Some ways to help get better are going through a drug therapy.


http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/binge-eating-disorder.html



Bulimia

Someone who has bulimia will eat a lot of food but then to prevent weight gain will throw up the food or take a laxative. Some effects are swelling in the checks and also pain and ulcers in the stomach. Some treatments are, to get on medication and seek help. http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/bulimia-nervosa.html