Eating Disorders

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Have you ever heard about eating disorders around you or about someone suffering from an eating disorder? Either way, maybe right now it’s your time to know about eating disorders and the help you can give to those in need. An eating disorder is any range of psychological disorder characterized by abnormal or disturbed eating habits. There are many types of eating disorders, such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, and Unspecified Eating Disorder. All these disorders control the person’s mind about their weight and what they eat. They all have different meanings and symptoms. Luckily, there are treatments to take care of it.

Bulimia Nervosa is a serious eating disorder marked by binge eating, followed by methods to avoid weight gain. Anorexia Nervosa is characterized by a distorted body image, with an unwarranted fear of being overweight. Binge eating is as a life-threatening and treatable eating disorder characterized by a recurrent episode of large quantities of food. There are about 1.5% of a woman suffering from Bulimia, and half of them have Comorbid Mood Disorder. Those with Anorexia tend to have a dramatic weight loss. They always maintain their lead and tracking for their exercises. 50-80% is the risk for Anorexia and Bulimia to be genetic.

Without a treatment up to 20% with eating disorders die. At least 30 million people all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder. There are symptoms, all of which are physical, emotional, or behavioral.

Physical symptoms:

  • Sleep problems
  • Dry skin and hair
  • Muscle weakness
  • Yellow skin
  • Always cold
  • Dizziness and fainting

Emotional and behavioral symptoms:

  • Preoccupation with weight food, calories, and fats
  • Frequent dieting
  • Extreme concern with body shape and size
  • Extreme mood swings and skipping meals

Eating disorders are serious, and you should know about them and make sure you get the chance to talk to people who are suffering from an eating disorder. Let them know there are treatments to take, and that help is available.

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