Eating Disorders

Calen Black and Austin Jarow

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Causes of Eating Disorders

  • Low self-esteem
  • Feeling of inadequacy and lack of control in your life
  • Depression, anxiety, anger, stress or loneliness
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Overview of Each Disorder

Anorexia

Description:

Is an eating disorder characterized by an abnormally low body weight, with an intense fear of gaining weight. The person suffering from anorexia also has a distorted perception of body weight.


Symptoms:

  • Extreme weight loss
  • Thin appearance
  • Abnormal blood count
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia


Long Term Effects:

  • Anemia
  • Heart problems
  • Bone loss
  • Kidney problems
  • Suicide



Bulimia

Description:

Is when someone eats large amount of food and tries to purge the extra calories in an unhealthy way.


Symptoms:

  • Lack of control over eating
  • Secrecy surrounding eating
  • Going to bathroom after meals
  • Smell of vomit
  • Discolored teeth


Long Term Effects:

  • Teeth decay
  • Osteoporosis
  • Swollen salivary glands
  • Low body temperature
  • Inflammation or tears of the esophagus



Binge Eating

Description:

Is when a person frequently eats large amounts of food and feel unable to stop eating.


Symptoms:

  • Eating even you're full or not hungry
  • Eating until you're uncomfortably fool
  • Feeling depressed, disgusted, ashamed, guilty or upset about your eating
  • Frequently eating alone or in secret
  • Eating rapidly during binge episodes


Long Term Effects:

  • Stroke
  • Blindness
  • Kidney Disease
  • Amputation due to poor circulation
  • Coronary heart disease

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Places to Find Help

Rosewood: 1(844)342-6578


Bulimia Treatment Center: www.therecoveryvillage.com


Binge eating help line: 844-274-2431