Welcome to food Disorders

Crated By Jacob and Tristin

Causes of eating Disorders

  • Genetics. Certain people may have genes that increase their risk of developing eating disorders. People with first-degree relatives — siblings or parents — with an eating disorder may be more likely to develop an eating disorder, too.
  • Psychological and emotional health. People with eating disorders may have psychological and emotional problems that contribute to the disorder. They may have low self-esteem, perfectionism, impulsive behavior and troubled relationships.
  • Society. Success and worth are often equated with being thin in popular culture. Peer pressure and what people see in the media may fuel this desire to be thin.

details of each disorder

Anorexia ~ Extreme weight loss, severe self-imposed dietary restrictions and a distorted body image are among the key signs of anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder that has become increasingly common among teens and young adults. Reviewing the facts and statistics surrounding this eating disorder could help you understand the severity of the illness and motivate you to get help for yourself or someone close to you.

Bulimia ~ Like patients with anorexia nervous, people with bulimia are concerned about their body image. Unlike anorexia, in which the person restricts their eating, bulimia is characterized by binge eating.

Binge Eating ~ Binge-eating disorder, as the name implies, is characterized by uncontrollable, excessive eating, followed by feelings of shame and guilt. Unlike those with bulimia, those with binge-eating disorder symptoms typically do not purge their food. However, many who have bulimia also have binge-eating disorder.