Essay on Anorexia Nervosa Is An Eating Disorder

1946 Words Aug 11th, 2014 8 Pages
Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder. It creates a non-healthy obsession in people about what they eat. They may obsess negatively about their weight and might starve or stop eating altogether. Studies conducted in Australia and New Zealand has seen an increased surge in the number of anorexia nervosa patients identified in the youth community. It was seen that almost half of adolescent girls are seen to have practices extreme dieting. They have done induced vomiting and also smoke so as to keep their weight down (NEDC, 2014). In surveys conducted by NEDC it was able to establish that more than 75 percentage of girls thought that they were fat or that they needed to reduce weight. In addition the girls opined that they either diet moderately which puts them at a risk consciousness of more than 18 fold risk. In fact the risk of obesity and consequentially the risk of the eating disorder is actually high for the dieter rather than the non-dieter. People having anorexia nervosa might end up maintaining a lower than normal body weight as recommended for their age, weight or lifestyle (MayoClinic, 2014). Anorexia causes a large strain on a person’s physical system. People may also exercise continuously as they feel that the exercise would help them maintain their weight in the abnormal range. Discuss the environmental and physiological factors related to the eating disorder anorexia nervosa. Further discuss reasons for the gender discrepancy (almost all anorexics are female)…

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