Warning Signs of Eating Disorders

By: Kiser Suits

Warning signs of eating disorders

  • Dramatic weight loss
  • Preoccupation with weight, food, calories, fat grams and dieting
  • Refusal to eat certain foods, progressing to restrictions against whole categories of foods (Carbohydrates)
  • Frequent comments about feeling fat or overweight despite weightloss
  • Excercising a lot
  • Attiude and Behavioral changes
  • Excuses to avoid meal time
  • Denial of hunger
  • Withdrawal from usual activities or friends

Dangers of eatng disorders

  • Frequent binging and purging can damage your body very bad
  • Stomach can rupture if people bing on rare instances
  • Purging can lead to heart failure due to the loss of minerals (Potassium)
  • Vomiting can also cause more less deadly but serious issues

Places for young people to seek help if they believe they or their friend might have a eating disorder

Warning about dangerous websites that encourage eating disorders


  • Websites encourage people to embrace the eating disorder as a thing rather than an illness.
  • They have tips on how to lose weight which are dangerous
  • Ways to deceive your love ones,
  • Targeted at women and young adults,
  • encourage you to continue with your disorders.
  • Encourages harmful behavior and make it look glamourous and seem like the cool thing to do but really it is not the right the thing to do.
  • Some website writers have a way to add a persuasive tone to there writing which leads people to have a false since of understanding of the websites.
  • Websites can also be found commonly on social media outlets as welll such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Etc.

Defintion

Anorexia- Fear of gaining weight

  • An unrealistic body image
  • Peer pressure to be thin

Symptoms and Causes

Symptoms

  • Tooth decay
  • Blistered hands
  • Ruptured esophagus
Causes
  • Guilt associated by over eating
  • The desire to control weight by any means