Eating Disorders Articles
Expert Author: Annabelle Wolski
There are serious medical complications and psychological problems associated with anorexia nervosa. Around ten percent of sufferers die from the physical complications of the disorder although there is certainly hope for people if they seek assistance in time. The sooner they seek medical help, the greater their chances of recovery from this insidious illness.
Expert Author: Annabelle Wolski
For family or friends, the search for the single cause of a loved ones eating disorder is fruitless. Many think that finding a single cause will help everyone to understand and be more able to help the person 'get over it'. If only it were that simple!!!
One out of ten people with anorexia will die from it. Nine of ten people with anorexia are female. Anorexia is an eating disorder where people will starve themselves. Anorexics become very thin.
Compulsive overeating is another type of eating disorder that like anorexia and bulimia is a disease and needs to be treated. Compulsive overeaters are caught in a cycle of bingeing and depression.
Bulimia is an eating disorder that begins as a psychological problem that over time can lead to serious physical problems that can lead to death. Bulimics indulge in binge eating followed by purging.
Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are not the same illnesses but they can be very similar in both cause and effect. Treatment for each disorder also overlaps. Anorexia is a growing eating disorder among young women where they starve themselves to become thin. Bulimia is also a popular eating disorder that commonly affects women who have an extreme fear of gaining weight. Instead of starving, they choose to stuff themselves with food and then purge it by forcing themselves to vomit.
Bulimia is an eating disorder hidden within a lack of control. Abusing food, is just an excuse to avoid the real problems. Did people of the past have any of the disorders that exist in the present? It seems like every activity comes with a disclaimer. Even food has a negative side.
Eating is one of the simple pleasures of life, plus, it gives people the substance they need to survive. But eating isn't an enjoyment for everyone; some people develop major illnesses when it comes to eating. One such illness is anorexia nervosa. Anorexia nervosa actually means nervous loss of appetite, but people with anorexia haven't lost their appetite, they're just afraid of gaining weight. They're so afraid that they're willing to starve themselves.
Expert Author: Analeese Burnabaker
There are many serious health and mental health issues that people deal with everyday in every part of the world. Many sicknesses and diseases are well known and understood by people while others remain mostly undiscussed and misunderstood. Having an eating disorder is one of the conditions that is rarely understood by most people.
Expert Author: J. Brian Keith
So what is Emotional Eating really all about? The following report includes some fascinating information about Emotional Eating--info you can use, not just the old stuff they used to tell you. You can see that there's practical value in learning more about Emotional Eating. Can you think of ways to apply what's been covered so far?
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