Eating Disorders : Anorexia Nervosa

863 Words May 11th, 2015 4 Pages
Although eating disorders have been known since the early 70s, they have become such a major health issue in today’s generation. There are three different types of eating disorders, Anorexia nervosa which is the act of self-starvation, Bulimia Nervosa which is a binge and purge process where one would eat an abnormal amount of food in one sitting the throw it back up or using laxatives to rid the body of food. Lastly there is Binge eating which is the hardest to detect because those who binge eat still look decently healthy they usually workout a lot, but when they are alone they consume large amounts of food. This disease can be found in men and women of all ages.
Eating disorders have always been looked upon as a teenage girl disease. Teen girls are surrounded by the idea of what a perfect body looks like that they would do anything to achieve it, or kids participating in sporting events over work themselves in order to be the best. However, this disease is also found in males and women over in their late 20s to early 40s. Men are feeling just as much pressure in today’s world to look a certain way. Everywhere you look you see males with chiseled abs and big muscles. They are on the cover of magazines, on TV, billboards and even can be found in grocery stores. For girls the idea is to look thin, but for boys it’s to look as muscular as possible. Older women have had more of a struggle with keeping up with a family and losing focus of their own lives. Always some women…
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