Understanding Eating Disorders

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A large amount of research has been done on the subject of eating disorders and their causes. Many eating disorders have proven to emerge during a young age and often serve as the foundations to more serious problems like depression and even death. Although there are no real solutions to eating disorders taking various medicines can help improve it, also going to therapy can help. Many people think eating disorders are not important, but they are very important. Eight million of American population suffers from eating disorders (seven million women, one million men). There are over ten types of eating disorders from anorexia to rumination. The affect this has on women is becoming a dramatic increase and what is being done is not enough. There are many types of eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and even night eating syndrome. The two that America suffers from are anorexia and bulimia. These disorders and very serious in the female population. Many teen girls suffer with anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder in which girls use starvation diets to try to lose weight. These teens starve themselves until they are skeletal like and yet after that think they are overweight. This leads to a type one depression which is highly dangerous for adolescents. This appeared to be more in the white and Hispanic population instead of the Indian and black population. Anorexia can hurt the digestion system and also affect the way you live or give birth. These females fear of getting
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