Eating Disorders: Smore

Causes of eating disorders by Tristan Stumph

Anorexia

Description of each disorder
  1. a lack or loss of appetite for food (as a medical condition)

  • An emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to eat.
Symptoms

  1. unrealistic perception of body weight
  2. emotional/behavior issues
  3. strong fear of gaining weight
long term effects

  1. the neglects of the digestive system
  2. mental illness
  3. bones become brittle and useless

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Bulimia

Define - emotional disorder involving distortion of body image and an obsessive desire to lose weight, in which bouts of extreme overeating are followed by

Symptoms -


  1. depression
  2. self induced vomiting,
  3. purging
  4. fasting

long term effects -


  1. yellowing teeth
  2. messed up digestive system
  3. swollen gums
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Binge eating

Define - the consumption of large quantities of food in a short period of time, typically as part of an eating disorder

symptoms -

  1. eating rapidly
  2. eating is out of control
  3. frequently eating alone
  4. feeling depressed
long term effects-

  1. stroke
  2. blindness
  3. kidney disease

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