Eating Disorders

Jeremy Fritsch

Causes Of Eating Disorders

  • Depression
  • Cultural Pressures
  • Troubled Personal Relationships


https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/factors-may-contribute-eating-disorders

Anorexia

Symptoms


  • Inadequate food intake leading to a weight that is clearly too low
  • Self-esteem overly related to body image.
  • Fear Of Weight Gain



Long Term Effects



  • Muscle loss and weakness.
  • Severe dehydration
  • Fainting, fatigue, and overall weakness.


Description

Anorexia is characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss.


https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/anorexia-nervosa

Bulimia

Symptoms




  • Frequent episodes of consuming very large amount of food followed by behaviors to prevent weight gain, such as self-induced vomiting.
  • A feeling of being out of control during the binge-eating episodes.
  • Self-esteem overly related to body image.


Long Term Effects




  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Inflammation of the esophagus from frequent vomiting.
  • Tooth decay during frequent vomiting.


Description


Bulimia is characterized by a cycle of bingeing and compensatory behaviors


https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/bulimia-nervosa

Binge Eating

Symptoms


  • Frequent episodes of consuming very large amount of food
  • A feeling of being out of control during the binge eating episodes.
  • Feelings of strong shame or guilt regarding the binge eating.

    Long Term Effects


    • High blood pressure
    • High cholesterol levels
    • Heart disease

    Description

    Binge Eating Disorder is characterized by recurrent binge eating without the regular use of compensatory measures


    https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/binge-eating-disorder