Causes and Symptoms Eating Disorders

Millions of people a year face this disease. An eating disorder is a serious emotional problem that can lead to serious physical problems. People with eating disorders become obsessed with their bodies, food and how much they weigh. They either deny it or realize they have a real isssue and do not want to get help. Your right they should but they are too fixed up on what society looks at them. If your too skinny some people see you as wanting to be a model type. If you are a heavy person society sees you as overweight. We walk aorund in our own shoes and are judged by others. Why should it matter what people think of you? That’s how some people are they judge others. Some reasons why people pick or judge others are:Ã?¯Ã?¿Ã?½

*They are unhappy about themselves
*They can be jealous of you physically or your lifestyle
*They are cruel and hatred people
*They sit around and probably do that all day long�¯�¿�½

There is not one single cause for an eating disorder. There is usually a combination of several or many different factors. Some possible triggers for the disorder to begin may be chemical or hormone changes in the body at adolescence, worries or stress, or pressure from other people who say that to be attractive you have to be thin. It makes you sick and really it is killing you are killing your body by not feeding it the proper nutrition. You can either be anorexia or bulimia. Anorexia is when you literally starve yoursalf and you can destroy your body by doing this. You will get very skinny where you will need to be hospitalized for malnutrition and dehydration. It is no joke. Bulimia can make you very sick. This is where people eat and then make themselves throwup. They do this everytime they eat. It is important to realise that both anorexia and bulimia are serious problems and deserve specialised and sensitive care. People with eating disorders often use food and the control of food in an attempt to compensate for feelings and emotions that may otherwise seem over-whelming.�¯�¿�½

Some symptoms or signs are:�¯�¿�½

*Complaints of often feeling cold.
*Self-defeating statements after food consumption.
*Hair loss. Pale or “grey” appearance to the skin.
*Dizziness and headaches.
*Frequent soar throats and/or swollen glands.
*Frequent trips to the bathroom immediately following meals.
*Dramatic weight loss in a relatively short period of time.

If you think or know you have an eating disorder you need to seek help. Call your doctor and tell family and friends. You should not hide this from noone. You probably have lost weight and people around you have noticed. You should not go through this alone. Surround yourself with positive people. It is easier to feel good about yourself and your body when you are around others who are supportive and who recognize the importance of liking yourself just as you naturally are. Use the time and energy that you might have spent worrying about food, calories, and your weight to do something to help others. Sometimes reaching out to other people can help you feel better about yourself and can make a positive change in our world.

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