Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge eating
Causes of eating disorders
- Genes may increase the risk for eating disorders
- Low self-esteem, perfectionism, Impulsive behaviors, and troubled relationships may cause disorders
- Pressure from society may cause people to think that they need to change their bodies
- Anorexia is the fear of gaining weight and distorted perception of body weight
- People with anorexia may refuse to maintain a healthy weight, They fear gaining weight , and a distorted body images.
- Long term effects of anorexia include kidney failure, suicide, Anemia, heart problems, Gastrointestinal problems(digestive).
- Anorexia could cause mental problems like depression, Personality disorder, Alcohol and substance abuse, and obsessive-compulsive disorders
- Symptoms may include extreme weight loss, Dry or yellow skin, Low blood pressure, Fatigue, Constipation, Thin appearance, Dizziness or fainting.
- Binge eating is eating large amounts of food then purging or getting rid of calories
- Symptoms may include making yourself vomit, Restricting calories, Eating more food in a binge episode than normal, Causing your self to be in pain and discomfort, and using dietary supplements
- Long term effects of bulimia may include Suicide, Heart problems, irregular periods in females, Anxiety and depression, tooth decay and gum disease, and digestive problems
- Binge eating is eating large amounts of food and being un able to stop
- Symptoms may include eating when not hungry, Eating alone or in secret, and Feeling that your eating behavior is out of control
- Bunge eating may cause you to be obese, Have poor quality of life, or Feeling bad about their lives
Where to get help?
- Try asking your doctor
- Visit your local hospital or medical center
- Ask your school consular or nurse