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Eating Disorders

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Kaylan Moats

on 19 February 2014

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Eating Disorders
By: Kaylan Moats
Eating disorder comes in different kinds.
Anorexia nervosa is perception that they are overweight when they are dangerously thin. It is the third most common chronic illness.
Bulimia nervosa is when a person binges and then purges themselves and binge eating.
Causes of this disorder would be..
-Sports that demand thinness
-The media
-jobs or professions
-lack of willpower
-and psychological and biological factors.
Age of Onset
86% born to age of twenty
43% ages of sixteen and twenty
33% ages eleven and fifteen
10% ages ten years or younger
Physical symptoms include..
-deliberate self starvation with weight loss

-weights 85% or less of what is considered normal for age and height

-abnormal weight loss

-hair loss and brittle nails

-severe constipation
Mental Symptoms include..
-Intense, persistent fear of gaining weight

-sensitive to cold

-mild anemia

-depression and lethargy

-Abuse of laxatives, diuretics, and diet pills

Ages that get affected..
5-10% of young people, between ages 12 and 25. 17 is the average age.
Genders that get affected..
-4% of females have eating disorders

-approximately 9:1 ratio of females to males

-mostly occurs more in females then males, but doesn't mean males can't get affected.
Race statistics..
Eating disorders are commonly found in all races, although they are more commonly found among whites.
Treatment for
eating disorders..
Psychotherapy, nutritional counseling, and medication are all good treatments for eating disorders.
Interesting facts..
-Three main types of eating disorders: anorexia, bulimia and binge.
-These disorders can be genetic.
-24 million people in the U.S. struggle with eating disorders.
-69% of women confirm that magazines are a cause.
-more than 50% girls and 33% boys admit to unhealthy methods to control weight.
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