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Transcript of Eating Disorders
amount of food a person eats an eating disorder in which the person continuously binge eats and then purges Statistics Conditions mostly affecting females, 1 out of 5 women struggle with an eating disorder or disordered eating. 90% of those with eating disorders are between the ages of 12 and 25 Who's to blame? Popular culture? Peers? It's estimated that 8 million people in America suffer from eating disorders Parents? Why are they bad? For anorexia, the main health hazard is starvation.
Long term affects are low heart rates, high blood pressure,
osteoporosis, anemia, constipation and diarrhea.
For bulimia, health risks include metabolic alkalosis (an unbalanced acid/base level in the body) which can causes irregular heart beats, convulsions and disrupted breathing patterns. Stomach acid from purging can erode the esophagial lining and the enamel on teeth. What can be done? RAISE AWARENESS At a young age, kids should be educated on eating disorders and the dangers coinciding.
Educational programs and seminars should be introduced to elementary, middle, and high schools in the hopes of preventing these issues PROMOTE CONFIDENCE Camps and seminars should be offered to young kids, especially girls, where a healthy body image, eating habits, and confidence should be promoted. PAY ATTENTION! If someone you know is experiencing with some type of eating disorder, don't let it go. Talk to them or someone close to them about the problem and offer ways to help. Works Cited Anderson M.D., Arthur E. "Applying the Four Perspectives to Anorexia Nervosa." Eating Disorders Review 20.02 (2009): 1-3. Academic Search Premier. Web. 28 Feb. 2010. Schoenstadt MD, Arthur. "Health Risks of Anorexia." Health Risks of Anorexia. N.p., 25 June 2009. Web. 02 Mar. 2010. South Carolina Department of Mental Health. "Eating Disorder Statistics." Eating Disorder Statistics. South Carolina Department of Mental Health, 2006. Web. 18 Feb. 2010.