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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Eating Disorders What are Eating Disorders? Eating disorders are serious psychological disorders characterized by abnormalities in eating habits, from severely restricting the amount of food consumed to dangerous levels, or consuming mass amounts of food at an unhealthy rate.The most common eating disorders are: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, EDNOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified), and binge-eating. Consequences/Outcome Anorexia Bulimia Binge-eating Brittle bonesHair lossKidney failureAbnormally slow heart rate/blood pressureMuscle loss and weakness Heart failureGastric ruptureEsophagus ruptureTooth decay High blood pressure/cholesterolHeart diseaseType II diabetes mellitus Depression, anxiety, stress, and loneliness are among the top reasons eating disorders form, but modern media plays a part as well. It is often criticized for its use of underweight models. Causes Conclusion/Effect on Health Triangle Eating disorders can cripple someones mental/emotional state by ruining one's body image and causing a feeling like one is out of control. Social health is damaged by withdrawal from relationships and the depressed mood that can accompany these disorders. Physical health can be severed by organ failures, swings in blood pressure, and even death. A balanced and healthy lifestyle can prevent and stop these disorders. Up to 30 million people in the US suffer from an ED 10-15% of those with anorexia or bulimia are male The incidence of bulimia in 10-39 year old women tripled between 1988 and 1993. 50% of teenage girls and 30% of teenage boys use unhealthy weight control behaviors
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