The two eating disorders I will address are Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa.
Anorexia means loss of appetite.
These are very serious health problems. Those who suffer from them also have a psychological illness. In Latin, “Nervosa” means nervous. The body’s Nervous System is attacked by these eating disorders.
Anorexia Nervosa is a condition in which its victims starves themselves. This disorder has taken the lives of many females. Its victims are teenage girls and young adult females, although some young males are said to suffer from this disease as well.
This condition is a psychological illness which causes the victim to believe they are overweight, when in reality they are very thin. Those who suffer from Anorexia Nervosa induces starvation due to fear that they will become ‘fat’ if they lose control over their diet, and possibly their life.
Anorexia Nervosa has taken the lives of thousands of females. This disorder can easily affect those who are obsessed with having a thin body. Many who suffers from this condition reportedly, have been hospitalized several times. Some have died by suicide or by starvation, although they were treated in a hospital.
The Affects of Anorexia Nervosa:
Bulimia is a condition that causes its victims to repeatedly overeat. The person suffering from Bulimia eats within a short period of time following each meal. And uses methods to dispose of the food through the use of laxatives, diuretics or by forcing themselves to regurgitate undigested food. This individual psychologically see themselves being overweight, when in fact they are underweight.
__Ellen J. Barrier