Essay about The Dangers of Eating Disorders

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The Dangers Of Eating Disorders As a teenage girl myself, I admit I am uncomfortable with my body. I have dealt with one type of eating disorder. The eating disorder that I have dealt with is anorexia. This disorder is the most common in teens and in some cases adults. Eating disorders are becoming more and more common in each generation. Having dealt with this type of eating disorder myself, I am against any type of eating disorder. This is people’s own decision. Reasons I am against this are because there is absolutely no reason for anyone to be starving himself or herself, getting rid of extra calories by self-inducing vomit, or drowning their feelings by eating until they are uncomfortably full. Anorexia Nervosa a disorder characterized by the fear of becoming fat and the refusal of food. This disorder leads to debility and in some serious cases it can lead to death. Studies that have been done show that 15 percent of teenage girls have some type of eating disorder or behavior related to a eating disorder. Also, 5 to 20 percent of teens that have anorexia will die for reasons related to the disorder. Many people think that this is just a phase and don’t look at this as a serious problem but, a person with this disorder actually starve himself or herself to death just because they are unhappy with the way he or she look. Bulimia Nervosa is characterized by episodic and is followed by feelings of guilt or depression. People with bulimia secretly eat large amounts of food and then getting rid of the extra calories in an unhealthy way. Getting rid of these calories includes ways like self-induced vomiting, use of laxatives or other medications, fasting or excessive exercise. In the U.S. alone 90 percent of girls report that they are unhappy with their body at age 13, 78 percent at age 17. Binge Eating is characterized by consuming large quantities of food in a short period until uncomfortably full. Many individuals use food as a way to cope with or block out feelings and emotions they don’t want to feel. Binge eating can cause physical and medical complications such as diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, shortness of breath, etc. In the U.S., 2.8 percent of adults will struggle with Binge Eating Disorder (BED) during their lifetime. The mortality rate when dealing with