Eating Disorders : A Health Problem

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Eating disorders can be one of the most difficult types of conditions to overcome. They are the names given to problems relating to a person’s eating style. Eating disorders aren 't just about how a certain person eats. They are a sign of unhappiness. They are about how people think and feel about themselves, their bodies, and the food that they eat. They are serious health problems. We all live in a world where image is a very important factor in life. It urges people (especially women) to improve their appearances. Eating disorders are not a diet or an experiment to lose weight. It is a serious health problem that can take several years to recover from. They are disorders that are some of the most difficult illnesses to understand and diagnose. Two million people in the world suffer from eating disorders whether it 's anorexia or bulimia . Two thirds of teenage girls and one third of teenage boys do not like their bodies and the weights they are at. Eating disorders are sweeping the country and are often referred to as the “Deadly Diet.” This health problem can begin anywhere from the ages of ten to thirty. The peak age for the beginning of this disorder in females is eleven to fifteen. The obsession of many young girls over their appearance or weight has led to a good amount of people who have developed an eating disorder to try to deal with their lack of self-esteem or other related problems. Eating disorders are serious emotional and physical problems that can have
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