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Transcript of Anorexia
-refusal to keep a healthy body weight
-a deep fear of gaining weight
-a distorted body image There's 2 types of anorexia. The purging type is when the person uses laxatives or vomiting to get the weight loss. Even though anorexia is considered to be about food or weight, it's more complicated then that. The food and weight are actually considered just symptoms something that is a deeper problem. Things such as: Depression These are problems that no amount of weight loss or dieting can make better Anorexic Food Behavior Signs and Symptoms Pretending to eat or lying about eating Dieting despite already being thin Being obsessed with calories, fat grams, and nutrition Always thinking about food Having strange food rituals (e.g. chewing food and spitting it out) Anorexic Appearance and Body Image Signs and Symptoms -Dramatic weight loss
-Feeling fat, even though being underweight
-Obsession with body image
-Criticizing own appearance every time
-Denying that you're too thin Purging signs and symptoms Using diet pills, laxatives, or diuretics Throwing up after eating Uncontrolled exercising regimen They aim to be the perfect child and excel in everything they do. They always want to please others and in most cases they show people they are fine but inside they are broken, helpless, and feel worthless. In their eyes, if they aren't perfect they are a total failure. Family and social pressures are also major triggers of anorexia. Parents that are over controlling, and care too much about how their child looks can force the kid to lose weight to try and meet their parents expectations
-Disappointment with own body
-Aim to be a perfectionist
-Previous sexual or physical abuse
-Having a family history of eating disorders Effects of Anorexia Extreme mood swings Lack of energy/weakness Bad memory Dry, yellowish skin and brittle nails Constipation Tooth decay and gum damage Dizziness, fainting, and headaches Growth of fine hairs all over the body and face Your body needs food to function. When you starve yourself your body goes into starvation mode and it starts to slow down to save energy. Soon your body starts to eat itself and more body fat is lost. Steps to anorexia recovery -Admit you have a problem
-Talk to someone
-Stay away from people, places and activities that start your obsession with being thin
-Seek professional help Treating anorexia involves 3 steps Getting back to a healthy weight Starting to eat more food Changing your opinion on how yourself and food Tips for helping a person with anorexia Think of yourself as an "outsider" Be a role model Take care of yourself Don't act like the food police Avoid threats, scare tactics, being angry with the person and putting the person down There is a big difference between healthy dieting and anorexia. But sometimes you get so caught up with dieting that you start to lose control of your weight loss. Healthy dieting is an effort to control weight. Your self esteem is more than just how you look and you think of weight loss as only a way to improve your health and appearance. Your goal is to simply lose weight in a healthy way. Anorexia is an attempt to control your life and emotions. Your self-esteem is base completely on how much you weigh and how thin you are. In your mind, weight loss is a way to achieve happiness. Bottom line is that being thin is all you care about and you will do anything to achieve that goal. Are you anorexic? Do you feel fat even though people tell you you're not? Are you scared of gaining weight? Do you lie about how much you eat or hide your eating habits from others? Are your friends or family worried about your weight loss, eating habits or appearance? Do you diet, compulsively exercise or purge when you're feeling overwhelmed or bad about yourself? Do you feel powerful or in control when you go without food, over exercise or purge? Do you base your self worth on your weight and body size? "The funny thing is, nobody ever really knows how much anybody else is hurting. We could be standing next to someone who is completely broken and we wouldn't even know it."
-Unknown Anorexia People who are anorexic are often perfectionists and overachievers. Anorexia has 3 main aspects Other stressful events like puberty, breakups or going away to school can also start anorexia Activities such as gymnastics, ballet, or modeling require the person to shed some pounds to be able to be able to participate in them The restricting type of anorexia is when losing weight is achieved by watching calories. Drastic diets, fasting, and extreme exercising are some ways to achieve this. Major risk factors for anorexia are: Loneliness Insecurity Pressure to be perfect Feeling out of control "[Eating disorders] have been seen largely as an issue affecting women, and because of that, I think men have been far less likely to identify themselves as affected by it or to seek out treatment -- much in the same way as men with breast cancer tend to show up in breast cancer clinics much, much later," An estimated 10-15% of people with anorexia or bulimia are male Among gay men, nearly 14% appeared to suffer from bulimia and over 20% appeared to be anorexic Approximately 6 percent of anorexia cases brought to a eating disorder clinic are of men A myth about anorexia is that it only affects women. However more and more men are being seen affected by this mental disease every day. This is the theory of D. Blake Woodside who is the author of one the few studies done on male anorexia Anorexia and men "People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher and better than themselves."
Tyron Edwards Remember, having an eating disorder not only affects you, but your friends and family too. It affects everyone around you, who loves and cares about you. Laxative Pills Bibliography www.edreferral.com
www.lifescript.com -A refusal to maintain a healthy body weight
-Having a very intense fear of gaining weight
-A distorted image of your body So take care of your body and love it...It is the only body you ever will have in your life Made by: Sumeet Sidhu