Thursday, December 19, 2019

Eating Disorders A Common Problem Among Many Teens...

Chianna Porter Eating disorders a common problem among many teens across the United States. This mental disease not only affects young teen girls, but also grown women and men of all ages. There are four different types of eating disorders; bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, binge eating and eating disorders not specified. Eating disorders are developed through a number of different factors. These factors are genetics, psychology, behaviors, social environment and biologically. Genetics means that a certain eating disorder (or more) could be common in the family. People who are genetically inept to this disease are eight times more likely to give into the impulsive behaviors that lead to eating disorders. Problems due to behavior or†¦show more content†¦Anorexia actually means â€Å"the loss of appetite† ( This is a psychological aversion to food that leads to starvation and emaciation. The victim will have an intense fear of gaining weight. Binge eating is characterized by compulsive overeating and the absence of bulimic behaviors. Usually the person will continuously overeat three meals a day plus frequent snacks, or simply consume outrageous amounts of food. Eating disorders that are not specified (or other known as EDNOS) are infrequent binge-purge episodes. These victims tend to be older and their habits are usually less than twice a week and continue for less than two months. Different eating disorders cause different effects. A person suffering from bulimia has a normal body weight, yet it can fluctuate about by more than 10 pounds. They might also have sore/inflamed throats, worm tooth enamel, acid reflux disorder and severe dehydration. Anorexia victims lose at least 15%-60% of body weight. Also it can cause osteoporosis, lanugos, muscle weakness, blood pressure, damage to structure/function of the heart, multiorgan failure and infertility. Someone who suffers from binge eating is likely to gain weight. They also are prone to type 2 diabetes , high blood pressure, heart disease and certain types of cancer. These victims tend to also suffer from an anxiety or personality disorder or depression. People with EDNOS care subject

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