Today I am going to talk about Eating disorders, here are 3 types of the main disorders people have. Anorexia Nervosa is a popular disorder that male or female can have they will typically have an obsessive fear of gaining weight. A lot of people with this disorder suffer and keeps suffering because of the desions they are making for themselves. They will limit the quanity of food they take usually a piece of toast or waser all day ( Sort of like a water fast) because they think that they will gain more weight from drinking other things. Having this disorder makes you more conscious about yourself and looking in the mirror 24/7 and refusing to eat. Anorexia can damage your health serverl and can cause brain damage, organ failure, bone loss or even heart difficulties.
Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder by binge a ton of foods that aren’t necessarily good for your health. They usually eat what they crave mostly chocolates and a bunch of junk food like chips, soda or they go for sugar foods like donuts, cakes etc.. After they eat the amount of food they have consumed which is making them full the head to the bathroom and puke it al out. This causes damage to your throat and can even make you lose your teeth, On this diet they use laxatives so they can poop out all the food they have eaten instead of throwing up. Men and women suffer from this disorder, they feel unhappy with their body shape and size. Having bulima can cause intestinal problems, severe hydration and heart difficulties from electrolyte imbalance.
Eating a lot in a short amount of time then throwing up isn’t a good idea and ends up making you hurt and other family members knowing they are doing it. You can notice someone having this disorder by going to the bathroom frequently after every meal or anything they eat, smelling like vomit, wrapper of laxatives on the floor in their bedroom and kitchen, drinking a lot of water or drinks that have no calories, excessive amounts of mouthwash, gum and mints. Can get bumps called calluses on the back of your hand from purging. Dental problems like discoloration of teeth from vomiting and tooth sensitivity. All these indicate of having a bulimic disorder. A lot of teens think this is an okay thing to do especially in modern days like today and in social media.
Binge Eating Disorder- People who suffer from binge eating disorders will lose control of their entire eating habits and become something they don’t want to be. This disorder is different from binge eating because this is usually people who are overweight and wanting to lose weight. They will typically get heart dieases because of the food they eat. They will steal and hoard foods in weird places lie, under the mattress couches or closets, Evidence of it are of them are eating of large amounts of food in a short time period or a lot of empty wrappers and containers indicating consumption of large amounts of food. Someone struggling with an eating disorder generally won’t have all of these signs and symptoms at once, and the warning signs vary across eating disorders and don’t always fit into neat categories.A lot of Men and women who struggle will have an intense feeling of guilt, embarrassment of themselves and stress.
They feel disgusted with themselves cause they had let themselves go. Depression is the major thing that they have because they don’t feel good enough/ low selfesstem.
These 3 disorders are the biggest issue regarding teens and adults around the world. There are plenty of effects and types on eating disorders. Many people who suffer with eating disorders show no outward signs.General behaviors change and with weight loss, dieting, and control of food are becoming primary concerns.
Here are some examples of having a eating disorder and things that happen. Feeling uncomfortable eating around others, excessive chewing/ spitting out after chewing. Will not allow foods to touch, skipping meals or taking small portions of food at regular meals,extreme concern with body size and shape , frequent checking in the mirror for flaws, extreme mood swings. Missing periods because your body isn’t functioning well or only having a period while on hormonal contraceptives.
Causes of Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders are complex disorders, though the exact cause of eating disorders is unknown, it generally happens when you get older and feel like you need to fit in. Most of these disorders cause by having genetics like a grandma or mom has had it and you develop to get it but, here are some biologicats factors that can occur.
Lack of self-esteem
Lack of hormonal functions
Ex-samples that contribute to have it are:
Careers that make you thin and watch what you eat.
Sports that make you have a lean body and worrying about what you eat.
Peer pressure from other friends