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Bulimia and Anorexia

Bulimia and anorexia are both number 1 eating disorders between adolescents and adults. The incident is growing among teenage girls and young women. Up to 1% (one percent) of girls between the age of 13-17 (thirteen - seventeen) build up anorexia, bulimia is somewhat on an older age group occurring 2-4% (two - four) of women in their late teens and twenties. Bulimia involves eating large amounts of high-calorie meals and vomiting. When bulimic the person feels out of control and recognizes the behavior is not normal. Danger signs of bulimia may include eating without control, using the bathroom frequently after meals, depression, mood swings, irregular period and bloating just to name a few. Anorexia is a disorder in which dieting and thinness leads to extreme weight loss. Anorexics have a strong fear of fat, and their worry with food and weight often front other mental problems. The individual may not admit that his/her weight loss or warning is a problem. Symptoms o!

f anorexia may include monthly period stops, loss of major amount of weight, continuing to diet while thin, feeling fat even after losing weight, strong fear with weight gain and preferring to diet in separation among others. The consequences you will have if anorexic or bulimic are the following:

Starvation: Vomiting: Laxative:

-Broken Sleep -Swollen face -Constant stomach

-Constipation -Irregular heart beats pains

-Difficulty in concentration -Muscle weakness -Swollen fingers

or thinking straight -Kidney damage -Damage to bowel

-Depression -Epileptic fits muscle, which may

-Feeling cold lead to long-term

-Fragile bones which constipation

The treatments needed for bulimic and anorexic patients is to maintain a steady weight, on 3 (three) meals a da


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