Eating Disorders : The Forgotten Issue

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Eating Disorders: The Forgotten Issue
In today’s society, it has become hard for the average person to fit the high expectations and perfect mold that has been created by being connected to the internet. With the pressure so high, and competition so intense everyone is striving to become perfect to fit the mold. Eating disorders have become common in many people as a way to change their body image or gain more control over their life, caused by the stress of trying to be one’s best. But it has been overlooked for many years and a lot of people don’t understand the significance of eating disorders and how they affected the lives of not only young women but everyone. Eating disorders are a serious problem that affects the lives of many people and, should not be overlooked.
Although they are common among all people, and especially female teens, eating disorders are overlooked and unrecognized by many national health campaigns (Espejo 21). There are different types of eating disorders, the main ones are anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. Anorexia is probably the most well known of all the eating disorders, defined as “loss of appetite”, people with anorexia normally do not eat or eat very small portions (“Anorexia Nervosa”). Bulimia, is another eating disorder where people eat mass amounts of food and then discard the food from their body. ("Bulimia Nervosa.") This is very different from anorexia but they both have similar reasoning…
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