Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Eating Disorders Among Teenagers And Young Adults

â€Å"I Should Eat Something†¦ But Do I Deserve to?† Imagine living everyday with a constant fear of food. Imagine feeling anxious and irritable around meal times. That’s how some people go through life everyday, and you might be surprised by the fact that at least one of your peers could be experiencing this. Eating disorders affect thousands of teens and young adults around the world, especially young girls just like you. They are serious emotional disorders that can threaten your self-esteem, your relationships, your health and maybe even your life. Eating disorders are among the most challenging conditions anyone can face, especially when that person refuses to tell anyone about it. It is extremely important for young women such as†¦show more content†¦Anorexia Nervosa, commonly known as anorexia, is an act of fasting, or not eating and literally means â€Å"loss of hunger.† When someone develops anorexia, the amount of attention they place on their body image can be enormous. The person’s self worth can become entirely defined by the way they think they look. Someone suffering from anorexia restricts their food intake in drastic measures and therefore loses a lot of weight. You can often see yourself as ‘overweight’, even though you are visibly thinner to everyone else, but you continue to limit your food while also tending to over exercise. Some even take it to the extreme and force themselves vomit to stay at a low weight. Not a very appealing lifestyle is it? Bulimia Nervosa is a little different to anorexia, and is the act of binging and purging. This means that when you eat a lot, you try to make yourself feel better by throwing it back up. Often you can feel out of control where food is concerned and you might go through periods of starving yourself and then overeating. If you suffer from bulimia, you can become involved in unhealthy behaviours such as induce vomiting, misuse of laxatives or diuretics, or like anorexia, you exercise excessively to try and get rid of the food you have binged on. Your weigh may not change greatly, but fluctuating weight is common. Bulimia is a secretive disorder. If you suffer from it you can often feel ashamed or disgusted about what

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