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Information On The Different Types Of Eating Disorders And Their Impact

Aug 17, 2007
There are very many eating disorders. Many people assume an eating disorder is only classed as an eating disorder if it is extreme. This isn't necessarily the case. All eating disorders start somewhere, and usually they begin with very minor or very occasional aversions to either consuming food in the first place, or keeping food within the system.

Eating disorders aren't always psychological and sometimes there are physical reasons why a person may not wish to eat or can't keep food down which has absolutely nothing to do with aversions to food, so people mustn't be too quick to make snap judgements. Underlying illnesses or internal defects often account for a large number of cases in which people simply assume a person has an eating disorder.

Many people, particularly women and an ever growing number of teenage girls, suffer from eating disorders. The vast majority of the time the reasons are psychological and have much to do with a persons' self-image of themselves. These days there is an immense pressure on women to look super slim and have model good looks, and this is simply an unrealistic expectation for the general populace to follow. Not every person has been blessed with such extraordinary genetics, and feel they are been judged by people for not matching up. This can cause many women to consume ridiculously small amounts of food, and often the food they do consume they bring back up in the mistaken and dangerous belief they can somehow fulfil the mythical expectations that are being imposed upon them.

The most common eating disorders are anorexia and bulimia. Typically, anorexia is an altogether loss of appetite which inevitably makes a person unable to eat as the condition worsens. Bulimia is a disorder in which people often binge eat great amounts of food then purposely bring the food back up to avoid gaining weight.

Eating disorders are extremely dangerous. The human body needs to consume food and needs the food to stay in the system to be broken down into vital nutrients. Eating disorders, whether food is consumed to begin with or brought back up, is paramount to starvation and the effects of malnutrition will soon begin to show. Eating disorders can be particularly distressing for the person suffering as well as loved ones who often feel powerless to help. If you suffer from an eating disorder it is important you are true to yourself and admit this, and seek professional help as soon as possible so you can begin to recover and deal with not only your eating disorder, but the issues in which sparked it to begin with.
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