Different Types of Eating Disorders Essay

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“An imperfect body reflects an imperfect person.” This is something that a person with an eating disorder would think or say. Eating disorders are types of mental illnesses. They affect 90% of women in their teens through their early twenties. 5-10% are men. (Whelan 17) The three main eating disorders are Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and the Binge Eating disorder, also called Compulsive Over-eating.
Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder where people, mostly women, starve themselves to the point of possible death. They barely eat at all. People with anorexia see themselves as over weight even thought they are clearly emaciated to others. The media shows celebrities and models as stick figures that have been airbrushed to look perfect. This makes people think they need to be exactly like them, even though they are clearly and perfectly healthy.
Some of the affects of Anorexia include, brittle hair and nails, dry and yellowish skin, severe constipation, low blood pressure, as well as slow breathing and pulse. Anorexia can drive a persons internal temperature to where they feel cold all the time. People who have anorexia are ten times more likely to die from an illness compared to somebody who doesn’t have anorexia. (What are eating disorders? 2) Most women with anorexia will lose the menstruating cycle over a period of time, which makes them lose the ability to reproduce. (Whelan 17)
Some ways you can treat anorexia, to restore a person to their natural