Eating Disorders : Cause, Cause And Causes

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Kyra Harr
Cause and Effect
The Cause and Effect of Eating Disorders Eating disorders do not discriminate to gender or body type, but rather is a matter of negative body image and a morphed self perception. Men are pushed into masculinity, taught to be competitive and strong, while women are forcefully “influenced” to be feminine and delicate. We convince ourselves that only other people are attractive, and our body size or shape is a sign of personal failure. An eating disorder is defined by abnormal eating habits that can threaten your health or even your life. My mother is a certified nutrition consultant, educated in planning and conducting nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. Although she has raised me to have a healthy perception of health vs. beauty, I'm still affected by the body that I could have. I have found there to be three main factors that cause eating disorders: biological factors, psychological factors, and social factors/cultural pressures.
Biological factors are genetically determined; genetic factors predispose some people to eating disorders. For example, someone with anxiety, perfectionism or obsessive compulsive thoughts and behaviors is is more likely to have an eating disorder than someone who does not. Once a person begins a disorder, their brain chemistry can be altered to fit and gives the disorder momentum. Psychological Factors are not predetermined, but something that is developed. Eating disorders

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