Eating Disorders And The Media

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Eating Disorders and Their Relationship to Images in the Media:
Anorexia and Bulimia
People around the world are suffering from different eating disorders. Some people simply can’t stop eating which causes overweight. Others, controversially, don’t eat at all causing themselves to end up with hardly treatable eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. Such eating disorders are mainly caused by the mass media including advertisements, magazines television and internet. In today 's existence, images in the media has huge influence on people and their eating behavior.
The mass media has become an indispensable part of our daily lives. People read newspapers, magazines, own television, computer or (and) have access to the internet, so in
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She can’t and doesn’t want to stop losing weight, and her weight in relation to growth is reduced to dangerous limits. Low weight is maintained by malnutrition or excessive movement. Diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa are, among others, a strong fear of weight gain, weight loss below normal BMI (Body Mass Index), a persistent rejection of weight gain and the cessation of menstruation in women.
Anorexia nervosa patients often have compulsive ways of organizing nutrition and physical activity. They can, for example, eat only certain foods and strictly avoid the others, and exercise too much. Sometimes the disease with depression precedes the development of anorexia nervosa and even leads to suicide. “The truth is that when women or girls with severe anorexia attempt suicide, instead of using the action as a possible cry for help or a plea for attention, they genuinely want to die. Therefore, there may be fewer attempts, but far more deaths” (Kofod).
Symptoms of bulimia nervosa are repeated bouts of gluttony and the subsequent violent vomiting. Bulimia nervosa is also characterized by an increased fear of spreading and concentrating on weight control. During binge eating, a person with bulimia nervosa feels that she is unable to stop eating or can ‘t control the amount eaten. With the development of technology and the dissemination of mass media, an increase in eating disorders

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