Bulimia Nervosa

1676 Words Apr 26th, 2005 7 Pages
Bulimia Nervosa [also known as Bulimia] is a very serious and dangerous eating disorder. The disorder can be describe as bingeing and then followed by purging or a person who eats a large amount of food in short periods of time and then vomits after eating to prevent on gaining the weight cause by the food. There is different ways of going about ways to prevent the weight gain, making oneself throw up, taking pills, or laxatives which will increase how fast the food will move through your body, exercising excessively, eating a little amount or not at all, or taking other pills to pass urine This disorder is mostly between the ages of 15 and 35, even if they have no specific food disorders. Studies made in Europe and USA have underlined the …show more content…
Also in our society there is pressure to be thin and stay thin and to some girls that itself is a huge issue on what others think.
Many students who participate in sports are very common to have an eating disorder such as Bulimia Nervosa. There are different sports that it is most common in and they are usually ones with less clothing or uniforms also. Athletes such as Gymnasts, ice-skaters, ballerinas and even runners have a very high risk of eating disorders. The effort to please people around another and to have a perfect body and even coaches suggesting diets for a team or players can lead to eating disorders. Even sports such as wrestling can have these disorders even though these disorders are less common in guys because wrestling has a specific weight category. Mostly in guy's sports eating disorders are unintentionally encouraged because more in boys sport teams they are taught winning is the most important thing. But when an athlete has an eating disorder it is more harmful because they are doing so much activity without nutrients and energy and then the performance level with decrease and injury is more likely to happen.
A person may not be able to tell a person has bulimia from a distance of their looks but there are many signs that give the disorder away. If you are looking at a person you can tell by their jaws and cheeks they could be swollen from all the vomiting, if they have cuts, scrapes, and even