Eating Disorders

In a nutshell

Anorexia

An eating disorder causing people to obsess about weight and what they eat.



Anorexia is characterized by a distorted body image, with an unwarranted fear of being overweight.

Trying to maintain a below-normal weight, people with anorexia nervosa may starve themselves or exercise too much.

Bulimia

A mixture of Anorexia and Binge eating marked by excessive eating followed by a period of weight gain evasion


Most commonly, this means vomiting (purging). But it can also mean excessive exercising or fasting.


Long term effects include tooth erosion, blood anemia, dry skin, muscle fatigue, and more

Binge Eating

Compulsive overeating, when people consume huge amounts of food while feeling out of their own control to stop


Those that Binge eat gain tremendous amounts of weight and suffer from many factors that come from it


The cycle of Binge eating includes eating for comfort, then feeling bad about doing so, then eating more to cover up the bad feeling, rinse and repeat

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Three Causes of eating disorders

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