Anorexia Nervosa And Binge Eating Disorder Essay

784 Words Dec 1st, 2016 4 Pages
Our bodies are naturally designed to maintain a normal body weight. Three examples of an eating disorder are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder. Anorexia nervosa is a lack or loss of appetite for food; an emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to eat. Anorexia was identified and named in the 1870’s; when it appeared among affluent adolescent girls. A too-fat body image underlies anorexia. Bulimia nervosa is insatiable overeating as a medical condition, in particular. It is an emotional disorder involving distortion of body image and an obsessive desire to lose weight, in which bouts of extreme overeating followed by depression and self-induced vomiting, purging, or fasting. Bulimia is also followed by excessive exercise. Binge-eating disorder is the consumption of large quantities of food in a short period, typically as part of an eating disorder; followed by induced vomiting. In binge eating, you forge yourself to vomit. I know a friend that suffers from bulimia nervosa. She told me the story of how bad she got and it broke my heart. She said she stopped eating all together. When she looked in the mirror all she saw was fat all over her. She started working out excessively. She worked out so much that she would get so sick for the fact that she has not ate anything. She knew she was sick, but she did not want to do anything about it. One day her mom was noticing how small she was getting; how she would…

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