Eye Opener : The Mind And Body

1480 Words Dec 14th, 2015 6 Pages
Samantha Benton
Gallos and Hogg
English 3
December 14 2015
Eye Opener: The Mind and Body High School can be a very strenuous time for teenagers. They can develop many different types of disorders. One type of disorder that is becoming very common in the everyday high school aged student are eating disorders. Even though some people believe it is normal to have an eating disorder, people should be aware of the different kind of eating disorders because it is easy to develop these kinds of illnesses and too many innocent teenagers are dying from these unhealthy life choices. There are different types of eating disorders but the most common are Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating.
It is only human to wish to look differently or want to lose weight; however, many young people choose an unhealthy route to achieve these goals. The main cause of Anorexia Nervosa is unknown but there a lot of leading factors such as depression, anxiety, being bullied at school, etc. “Anorexia is a complex condition that arises from a combination of many social, emotional, and biological factors” (Anorexia Nervosa: Signs, Symptoms, causes, and Treatments). Someone with anorexia always has the fear of gaining of weight or becoming fat, even if the person is underweight. In some cases, someone with Anorexia Nervosa purges (self-induced vomiting) as a quicker way to lose weight, which causes the esophagus to become swollen or even tear apart. Others with this disorder use laxatives,…

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