Compare And Contrast Anorexia And Bulimia Nervosa

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There are many types of eating disorders but the one of the most commonly known one are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. People who suffer from anorexia are underweight due to deprivation of food and people who suffer from bulimia eat excessive amounts of food then purge all of that food via self-induced vomiting or laxatives. Sufferers from anorexia and bulimia experience emotional and physical problems which can lead to a detriment to their health. Though both diseases are different, sufferers of anorexia and bulimia both have low self-esteem. The reason why I find this disease worth looking into because the results of both of these diseases can be be highly dangerous; either leaving permanent damage to the body or damages that are difficult to reverse. Self starvation slows down metabolism and people who are suffering from anorexia are unable to function. Muscle is lost due to the lack of nutrients that sufferers are not taking in. Excessive…show more content…
Bulimics binge on excessive amounts of food then purge them via self-induced vomiting or laxatives. Purging can lead to electrolyte imbalances that result in irregular heart beats and lead to heart failure. Self-induced vomiting can cause inflammation and possible rupture of the esophagus while laxatives can create irregular bowel movement and constipation. Both of these diseases can cause permanent damage to the body internally and externally. I think it is important to know about the medical problems that both of these diseases can cause because the damage can be fatal. I feel like it is not worth skipping meals to go to the gym or throwing up copious amounts of food to achieve an unrealistic goal. People who suffer from the disease are doing more harm than good when going through these diseases. Think about it, people either die from the complications of these diseases or they end up doing serious damage to their
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