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ISSUES Two of the biggest eating disorders known to us are Anorexia and Bulimia People who suffer from Anorexia nervosa are people who refuse to maintain normal body weight for their age and height and weigh 85 or less than what is expected for age and height other points that are linked with Anorexia nervosa In women menstrual periods stop In men level of sex hormones decrease Young girls do not begin to menstruate at the proper age Person denies the dangers of low weight Is terrifies of becoming too fat Is terrified of gaining weight even though shehe is markedly underweight States that they are feeling fat even when they are vary thin In addition Anorexia nervosa often includes depression irritability withdrawal and peculiar behaviours such as compulsive rituals strange eating habits and division of foods into goodsafe and baddangerous categories This is mainly caused by complexes that the person has Bulimia is similar to Anorexia except with this disorder the person physically brings the food back up not giving it enough time to digest Person binge eats Feels out of control whilst eating Vomits misuses laxatives exercises excessively or fasts to get rid of calories Diets when not bingeing Becomes hungry and then binges again Believes self-worth requires being thin May shoplift be promiscuous and abuse alcohol drugs and credit cards Weight may be normal or near normal unless anorexia ias also present The person thinks that to be perceived to be normal that they must be thin WARNING SIGNS The warning signs for Anorexia are Severe weight loss Emaciated appearance Below average weight Muscle cramps Frequently dehydrated Declining invitation to meals Weight fluctuation Relentless exercise The warning signs for Bulimia are Tooth decay Abrasions on knuckles Weakness Muscle cramps Menstrual irregularities puffy face due to swollen salivary glands Frequent dehydration The effects of Anorexia and
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