Eating Disorders : Anorexia Nervosa Essay

1284 Words Dec 4th, 2015 null Page
Imagine a life living in constant fear of gaining weight. Imagine what those with eating disorders go through every day. The cure is not as simple as “just eating something” or “just stop throwing up.” Many people know very little about the specific types of eating disorders and what they truly are. Throughout the world there are people suffering from eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating. The effects of these disorders have on these individuals can be, and often are fatal. This is due to treatment being costly. It is more costly than typical treatments for other disorders because these particular illnesses affect the body physically and mentally. Eating disorders effect the body along with the brain because those who suffer from these disorders also typically suffer from psychological illnesses, body function deficits, and all have the possibility of death if not treated. There are endless illnesses characterized as eating disorders. The three most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating. They all share similarities and differences. Anorexia is the deliberate starving of oneself in fear of gaining weight. This is similar to bulimia because in both cases the individual fears gaining weight. The difference is that those with bulimia have a binge eating episode but then get rid of the food they just ingested by inducing vomiting. Bulimia in a way relates to binge eating disorder but not entirely.…

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