The Causes And Effects Of Eating Disorders In Teens

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Eating disorder are very serious, it affects many teens over the past years. A person with an eating disorder tend to have a series of signs and symptoms; anorexia, bulimia and binging. Anorexia also known as “Anorexia Nervosa” or self-starvation, this type of disorder is extremely common in teens; women and men. This type of disorder causes people to be more concerned in what they are eating and how much of it. Anorexia in people tend to change the way you look; for example, thinning of the bones, brittle hair and nails, low blood sugar, body temperature is lowered whereas the person constantly feel cold. Your weight gain begins to become an obsession whereas the person works out constantly. Anorexia may also lead to death or other medical …show more content…
Bulimia also changes the way you look outside and also internally. Purging tends to give you swollen glands and inflamed throat. Also the acid to the vomiting tend to wear out your tooth enamel and dehydration. People with eating disorders may also have other mental illnesses such as: depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), personality or substance abuse. It’s extremely hard to overcome these issues and many don’t communicate with friends or family so you are unaware the your loved one is having an issue with themselves. Lastly, another disorder would be Binge Eating disorder; (BED), when a person is completely compelled to overeat large amounts of food in a short space of time. When this occurs the person feels like he or she has no control over what they 're eating, secretly eating habits occur as well. The health issue that can occur with binge eating would be blood sugar levels rise and fall rapidly, and false messages are sent to the brain, which result in cravings for food when your body doesn 't need it. This type of disorder is depth with good dietary care that has to be handled carefully or else the person would cause to binge

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