The Causes Of Eating Disorder

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Eating disorder is a type of illness where serious issues affect your everyday diet whether it will make you eat less or extremely more. This illness can occur through by genetic, biological, behavioral, psychological, and social factors. According to The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), common eating disorders include anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), and binge-eating disorder (BED). Harvard Medical School, Department of Health Care also conducted recent studies showing that, “Country-specific lifetime prevalence estimates are consistently (median; interquartile range) higher for BED (1.4%; .8–1.9%) than BN (.8%; .4–1.0%). Median age of onset is in the late teens to early 20s for both disorders but slightly …show more content…
According to Mayo Clinics and Help Guide, the cause for bulimia nervosa is unknown. There are contributing factors that can be possible causes and they are: emotional health, societal expectations, poor body image, low self-esteem, history of trauma/ abuse, major life changes, and appearance-oriented professions or activities. Symptoms for this disorder is quite similar to anorexia nervosa because it too causes depression, anxiety, vomiting after bingeing, the fear of gaining weight, intense exercise, and being preoccupied with your body shape and weight. According to National Association of Anorexia Nervosa And Associated Disorders (ANAD), other symptoms of Bulimia nervosa are: preoccupation with food, binge eating (usually in secret), abuse of laxatives, diuretics, diet pills, swollen salivary glands, and broken blood vessels in the eyes. According to Mayo Clinic, National Library of Medicine, and National Institutes of Health, this disorder affects the gastrointestinal by causing: constipation, heartburn, inflamed esophagus, or stomach doesn 't empty itself of food. Fortunately, bulimia nervosa can be treated. Counseling, Primary care providers (PCP), Clinical psychologists, Nutritionists, Psychiatrists, Psychoanalysts, and therapies can treat this eating disorder. Prescript medications such as Fluoxetine (Prozac) and Sertraline (Zoloft), according to Clinical Trials.gov and National Cancer Institute (NCI), can also treat bulimia

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