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Anorexia Not Just A Womens Disease Oh Im so fat This is not something we normally think of hearing out of a mans mouth Women are thought to be the only ones that obsess over their appearance Therefore anorexia is commonly thought to be a womans disease But in reality there are many men fighting it Out of the estimated eight million people in the United States with anorexia about ten percent of the cases are men Something Fishy par1 These are only reported cases It is assumed that there is more but the men havent come forward since it is very hard for a man to admit to having this disease Nevertheless there are a growing number of men in America with this disease and it needs to be dealt with This paper will address the causes affects reason why they hide it and treatment of anorexia in men It is not known for sure what exactly causes anorexia in men But there are a few theories on it One theory on the cause of anorexia in men is our culture today Most people think our culture only influences women with the constant pressure to be skinny with the magazines and the skinny models and everything But actually society influences men to be thin quite a bit too Whats acceptable for a mans body shape is very limited here in America More and more magazines for men are about fitness weight lifting and body buildingHighlights par 6 The media and entertainment industry really focuses on a nicely built in shape man So some men do feel pressure to be physically fit Of the men that are overweight some may choose anorexia as a way to diet Anorexia
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