Media And Eating Disorders

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Does Society & The Media cause Eating Disorders? Most people probably wonders what eating disorders are, theirs lots of eating disorders out there but America Focuses on two because they’re the most common which is Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa. Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa are somewhat similar, but different in some ways. Some people that have Bulimia will eat an excessive amount of food, and then they’ll do something to get rid of it such as vomiting or taking laxative, or exercise more than usual, which is defeating the purpose because if it’s a serious case of bulimia, they’ll repeat the same process. The steps they take can be dangerous mentally and physically(“Eating Disorders” #1). Having an Eating disorder can damage most of the digestive system, which isn’t good , most people think just because they’re weight loss is going fast it’s a good thing, but not …show more content…
There’s this thing called Binging & Purging, Binging is when you eat constantly, Purging is when you go through the stage of vomiting & exercising ,and taking some type of medicine to lose the weight, but then the person with a eating will start binging and purging again the next day. Anorexia is somewhat like Bulimia, but different. Anorexia Nervosa is an emotional disorder with physical symptoms (“Understanding Anorexia...” pg 5). MOST people with Anorexia think of themselves as being really fat when they 're not fat at all. Most say that these eating disorders are mental illnesses, but some believe that society & the media plays a big role in this situation also. The reason they believe that Society has a big impact on this situation, is because in to society you 're going to be labeled as an misfit, if you don 't have what others have or if you don 't look the way others look. People in today’s society are so quick to judge someone by their appearance which isn 't right at

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