Eating Disorders : Eating, Bulimia, And Anorexia

1215 WordsFeb 18, 20175 Pages
There are many different types of eating disorders such as binge-eating, bulimia, and anorexia. All three eating disorders are very similar, but they are also differ with the issue they cause. Eating disorders can be harmful to a persons’ body because when they keep vomiting, it causes certain parts of the body to deteriorate over time. Each disorder has many symptoms, causes, warning signs, and health problems. All disorders differ with the way they affect people and how the person is treated. Binge-eating disorder consists of eating a larger amount of food within a short amount of time. People that have the binge-eating disorder do not try to remove the calories that they intake, they may try dieting or eating normal sized meal…show more content…
Some interesting facts about binge-eating is that it affects more women than it does men. Around 60 percent of females struggle with this disorder, whereas; 40 percent of males struggle with it. This disorder affects people from all demographic backgrounds, and two-thirds of people who deal with this disorder are obese. People who are dealing with binge-eating disorder are often normal or a little overweight. They often suffer with distress and guilt, and a low quality of life that stems from anxiety and depression. Bulimia nervosa, also known as bulimia, is a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder in which the person secretly eats food. There are two different types of Bulimia that include Purging and Nonpurging. Purging bulimia is where a people regularly vomits or uses laxatives after eating a large amount of food. Nonpurging bulimia is where a people uses different methods such as fasting or excessive exercise to remove calories in order to prevent gaining weight. Some symptoms of bulimia are being worried about body and gaining weight, uncontrollable eating, feeling discomfort after eating, large binge eating episode, vomit or exercise after eating, misusing laxatives, restricting calories, and excessive use of dietary supplements. The exact cause of bulimia are unknown, but some doctors say that it is caused by
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