You walk into a room full of skinny room of people. You may ask yourself, “How is everyone in this room skinny?” or “How can I be skinny like them?” These people aren't ordinary skinny people. They have a dangerous eating disorder such as bulimia nervosa or anorexia nervosa. Although there are some things that all eating disorders have in common, bulimia and anorexia are also different in several ways. Anorexia nervosa is a type of eating disorder when people have fear of gaining weight. They severely limit the amount of food they eat and become dangerously thin. It is becoming more common for girls to become anorexic in early teen years. Statistics show that seventy-eight percent of 18-year-old girls say that they are unhappy with their body (Editor). In order to become thinner immediately they limit themselves to eating. Girls become anorexic because they have a disorted body image. There are many reasons why people become anorexic. Some reasons are because people in their family may have had this eating disorder. Other reasons are having a job or a sport that stresses body size such as ballet, modeling, or gymnastics. Another reason is because some people try to be perfect all the time, others never feel good about themselves, or worry about there body image a lot. Anorexia also has unhealthy side effects. One side effect is when your body doesn't get enough fuel it needs to function normally, it goes into starvation mode and slows down to conserve energy. Essentially your body begins to consume itself. If self-starvation continues, medical complications and your body and mind pay the price. There are some steps to cure anorexia nervosa. Admit there is a problem, talk to someone, stay away from people, places, activities that trigger your obsession with being thin, and the final step is to seek professional help. These are ways to cure anorexia nervosa. Another eating disorder is bulimia nervosa. Bulimia nervosa is a eating disorder characterized by binge eating to lose weight or stay thin. After a person eats what they did, the panic sets in and they either have to physically eliminate the food by throwing up, exercise, or use laxatives, enemas, etc. Other people with this eating disorder make up their binges by fasting, or going on crash diets that also qualifies as bulimia. This is what is known as bulimia nervosa.…
Dr. J. Judge
November 25, 2013
This paper discusses the lifestyle of someone who has bulimia nervosa, or in other terms bulimic. This lifestyle that people choose can be very harmful and don’t know how to stop before horrendously injuring themselves and who it could affect in their life. Furthermore, the paper really shows how troublesome these people can be; it describes how to search for the symptoms in people you are surrounded…
the weight in a healthy way. You can eliminate all the fake processed foods; you can change what you eat, you can start exercising on a daily basis. All these are healthy ways that you can lose weight, but it takes a long time to do it. So why not take the easier way. You can just go throw up all the time and not eat anything at all. Yes, it may be easy, but is it healthy? No! People do not see the bad side effects to bulimia (throwing up) and being anorexic. By being anorexic or throwing up, you…
Many young women have developed abnormal eating related behavior. The growing preoccupation with slimness has caused girls and young women to feel overweight or fat, even if they are a normal weight. One big factor is the media for the fact that it gives a set image to the world of what a beautiful person looks like. The major issue with this is that in our day and age, our generation is an electronic one. Everything around…
Eating Disorders: Bulimia Nervosa
Bulimia nervosa affects approximately one percent to three percent of young women in the United States, with the onset of the disease starting in the adolescent’s youth. It is a powerful, life altering disease with an unknown cause, severe side effects, and may cause further complications. People struggling with this disease are usually aware they have a problem, but treating the illness can be difficult. Bulimia is a reoccurring mental ailment very common in today’s…
Anorexia Nervosa is a type of eating disorder in which a person makes sure to maintain a low body weight by dieting, fasting, exercising and other stuff. Most people with anorexia are misunderstood, they see themselves different then how others see them. Bulimia nervosa is a type of eating disorder in which a person controls their body weight after eating massive amounts of food by self-induced vomiting, laxatives, diet pills and other means.
There is three main causes of anorexia; biological, psychological…
By: Shelby Murray
Nutrition FCS 203 96
Why I chose Bulimia Nervosa?
I chose bulimia nervosa because I
suffered from bulimia for six years so
I know personally how it can affect
someone’s health and well being.
Defining Bulimia Nervosa:
Bulimia is an illness in
which a person binges on
food or has regular
episodes of overeating and
feels a loss of control. The
person then uses different
methods such as vomiting
or abusing laxatives to
prevent weight gain.
Bulimia Nervosa 1
July 21, 2013
Bulimia Nervosa 2
Eating disorders are much more common then people think. Bulimia Nervosa,
more commonly known as bulimia or binge and purge disorder, is one of the many.
Although people assume it is…
explains and the process of how to help people, with the expert information from doctors. All the information stated on the website comes from professionals who have earned a degree in psychology and are giving the reader their aspect on how to handle different problems and disorders. The American Psychological Association was found with only 31 members, it now holds around 134,000 members each hold a doctoral-level degree in psychology to give expert advice and help for those who need it in some sub-field…
Report On a mental illness
Bulimia nervosa causes, SYMPTOMS and common co-morbidities
Bulimia Nervosa is a very serious eating disorder that can potentially cause death it is characterized by bingeing and purging. Bulimia affects both men and women, but is more common in women and tends to develop in teenagers and young adult.
The symptoms include:
Eating binges which consists large consumptions of calorie high foods, in this stage a person feels the loss the personal control…
This paper will focus on the subject of bulimia nervosa. Discussed on the issue will be the following key topics: historical context, cause of the illness, treatment, prevention, cross-cultural issues, and a biblical worldview. Eating disorders have been known throughout the history of time; however, bulimia nervosa is a fairly newly founded disorder in which did not get named until the late 1970’s. There is a growing need for…