Eating Disorders!!!

Causes & Types!!!

Causes of eating disorders

  • Self -esteem is low.
  • Cultural pressures that glorify "thinness".
  • Being bullied based off of size.
  • Eating disorders can be hereditary.
  • Troubled relationships.

Anorexia

Anorexia - is an eating disorder where the victim starves themselves, vomits and uses laxatives to maintain a low body weight.

Symptoms

- Hyperactivity

- Compulsive behavior

- Weight loss

- Dry skin

- Slow heart rate

- Depression

Long term effects

- Heart problems

- Bone loss

- Anemia

- Kidney problems

Bulimia

Bulimia - An eating disorder where you eat a lot all at once and then you don't eat at all, followed by excessive weight loss techniques.


Symptoms

- lack of restraint

- Guilt

- Depression

- Mood swings

- Body weight changes

Long term effects

- Osteoporosis

- Tooth decay

- Electrolyte imbalances

- Low blood pressure

- Problems with bowel movements

Binge eating

Binge eating - Compulsive overeating at a constant rate; over eating due to emotional state or social image.

Symptoms

- Eating large amounts of food, even when not physically hungry

- Unable to control portions and what you eat

- Low self-esteem

- Loneliness due to portion size being consumed

Long term effects

- Type 2 diabetes

- Cardiovascular disease

- Depression or anxiety

- high blood pressure and high cholesterol

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