Thursday, September 24, 2009

How To Recognize the Signs of Anorexia and Bulimia


Two of the worlds most serious eating disorders are bulimia, which involves consuming large amounts of food and then purging them by either laxative abuse or self-induced vomiting; and anorexia nervosa, which is characterized by distorted body image and self-starvation. Although anorexia and bulimia are two separate disorders, many of those who are affected exhibit features of both.

More than 90 percent of those who suffer from these disorders are young women and adolescent girls. Anorexia usually begins when the their young bodies begin to change during early adolescence and the more their bodies change, the more convinced they become that they are getting fat.

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3 comments:

MAC said...

My daughter was Bulimic from the age of 16 through her late 20s. She finally married, divorced, remarried and then had a child. The child was her answer but due to her Bulimia problem for so long it messed with her body chemistry so bad that when the baby was born her body took a shock. She now has Graves Disease which the Doctor said was actually brought on by the Bulimia. These are both very dangerous problems and those with these problems really need help.

Pete said...

Good info to detect these health problems.

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