Eating disorder is a psychological condition which can cause one to have unhealthy eating habits. Eating disorders start with an obsession with food, body weight and other body shapes which can lead to one person having health consequences which can result in death if left untreated. There are a variety of symptoms which includes severe restriction of food, binge eating and purge in behaviours like vomiting and over-eating.
Experts believe that eating disorder can be caused by a variety of factors which also has something to do with genetics. Personality traits like neuroticism, perfectionism, impulsive personality is linked to a higher risk of developing eating disorders. There are potential causes which include pressuring them to be thin, cultural preferences and media exposure can be the reason for such ideals.
Anorexia Nervosa is most likely to be known as eating disorders. This generally develops during the adolescence in young adulthood which tends to affect more women than men. People with anorexia view themselves to be overweight even if they are dangerously underweight. They tend to constantly monitor their weight and avoid certain foods to help restrict their calories intake. They are constantly underweight when compared to the average weight depending on their height and age, have restrictive eating patterns, have an intense fear of gaining weight and avoids gaining weight even when they are underweight. People with anorexia also tend to have obsessive-compulsive symptoms. They also tend to not eat in public and exhibit a strong desire to help control their environment to help them limit any spontaneous acts.
Bulimia tends to develop during adolescence which appears to be less common among men than women. People with bulimia eat unusually large amounts of food from a specific period of times. Binge eating episodes can continue until the person is painfully full. The person generally cannot control the intake of their foo. This can occur with any food which can be avoided. There are many attempts to help purge and compensate for the calories which were consumed. They commonly indulge themselves in purging behaviours which includes vomiting, fasting, laxatives, diuretics, enemas and excessive exercise.
Binge eating disorders
Binge eating disorders is believed to be one of the most common eating common disorders, which typically is seen during adolescence and early adulthood. The individual with these disorders has similar symptoms to those of bulimia. They typically have unusually large amounts of food in a relatively short amount of time. People with binge eating disorder cannot restrict themselves to calories and other purging behaviours which includes vomiting and excessive exercise to help compensate for their binges. People with binge eating disorders are overweight, which increase their risk of medical complications linked to excess weight like heart diseases, diabetes, strokes.