Eating disorders have been very common in the past years. The most common of these eating disorders are Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge-Eating. Anorexia involves not giving your body food, this happens usually to young women. Bulimia is more likely to starve and purge constantly which is more common in adults. Binge-Eating which is similar to bulimia means compulsive eating.
Emphasis in super-thin models has been blamed by people to be one of the causes of the increasing in eating disorders. Still some experts say that though this can affect how they see themselves, the reasons of eating disorders are more complex, and it is usually because of their feelings of self-worth.
People estimate that about 5% of the young girls in England are affected by anorexia. Boys and children are more likely to be affected.
Feminists say that is not the images of super thin models what makes women to be unhappy with their bodies but the still sense that some women’s have of self-worth whether they please men.
Anorexia nervosa is a form of international self-starvation that starts from diet carried to extremes characterized by obsessive behaviors and by denying they have a serious problem.
Lack of food haves the body withought proteins and prevents the normal metabolism of fat. Symptoms of anorexia include extreme loss of weight , hunger, excessively exercise, to choosing low calorie food and hiding food. Another big problem anorexics have is that they can be extremely thin but still they see themselves with over-weight.
Treatment for anorexia may need hospitalization, which involves force-eating as well as giving them advice for healthy eating and counseling. Some doctors say that when a persons bodyweight has become below a certain level of weight, this people are no more capable of making decisions.
This is why before they guide doctors and tell them they could force-feed anorexics over the age of under mental health act. But it had to be shown that the anorexic was not capable of making rational decisions about their condition.
Other treatments for patients of this illness includes group therapy, family counseling , psychotherapy and antidepressants..
Bulimia is more common than anorexia but it is not as physically dangerous. However purging, can cause rupture in the esophagus and cause mineral defiance and dehydration what can cause serious health problems. Bulimia is characterize by binging and starving.
Bulimics can have irregular periods or even stop having periods at all because the excessive use of laxatives and purging., this using of laxatives can cause stomach disorders. Laxatives don’t reduce weight but reduce other things in the body that make it have the appearance of losing weight.
The excessive purging can cause teeth decay and other serious problem in the mouth and throat that can be long term implications. They have been estimates that some anorexics are also affected by bulimia and that some bulimics have had history of having anorexia. People who suffer bulimia tend almost always to be older than anorexics, spend more time to recover and commit more to suicide.
Treatments for bulimics include drugs like antidepressants, behavior modification, and having also education of healthy eating.