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Anorexia and bulimia although they are very similar they also have some very different signs and symptoms that people should be very aware of Although Bulimia is more prevalent among young people anorexia is much more deadly These are considered to be mental illnesses the causes and symptoms are very similar for both there are some very unique differences as wellBulimia nervosa is an eating disorder that affects many people despite the fact the most that are affected are woman of all ages and it is most prevalent in younger woman and teens Bulimia is an eating disorder that is based on secretive binge eating When the person is done with their binge they usually tend to purge right after For some instead of purging they will do other things such as excessive exercising to try to burn off the calories that they consumed on the binge Another way that bulimics might try to rid their body of the extra calories is by taking laxatives Although there is really no cause that has been found yet for bulimia it is thought to be caused by cultural effects This is why it is mostly woman and girls that are affected by bulimia because of the persona to be super thin is everywhere in advertising movies and television Bulimia 2011 Bulimia is estimated to affect between 3 of all women in the US at some point in their lifetime About 6 of teen girls and 5 of college-aged females are believed to suffer from bulimia The death rate for bulimia is very low it is 5 Although bulimia affects mostly women men can and are also affected as well it is only about 10 of the total of affected people Eating Disorder Statistics 2006Anorexia nervosa is another eating disorder the biggest difference between anorexia and bulimia is that people affected by anorexia just dont eat or if they do it is a very small amount There is
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