1,000 Ways to Die:Eating disorders By:Marissa Ezzo

Anorexia is the most common eating disorder. Anorexia is when a person develops an extreme fear of and they begin to starve themselves for long periods of time. People who develop anorexia often become obsessed with counting calories and assessing themselves in the mirror, also known as body checking.

Left- body checking. Right-how they see themselves

Bulimia is the second major eating disorder. Bulimia is the second most common eating disorder. Bulimia is when a person eats an overwhelming amount of food then throws it up minutes later. Bulimics often try to diet or starve themselves to lose weight but ultimately fail in the end, which causes a binge episode and a trip to the bathroom.

Binge eating is the last major eating disorder. Binge eating is eating an overwhelming amount of food and not doing anything after. Just like bulimics a binging episode happens after a failed diet.

Anorexia causes dry skin, and the patient will develop a yellowish tint to your skin, their nails and hair become brittle and break off, bones weaken and have a greater chance of breaking. They will always be cold and to try to preserve body heat the body will grow a thin layer of hair, almost like peach fuzz but thicker, headaches and dizziness will become more common, joints will swell, they will have discomfort while sleeping and if female they will lose their period.

Bulimics will be dehydrated which causes dry mouth. Additionally they are at risk of gastric ruptures, kidney failure, cardiac arrest, intestinal disease, their teeth will begin to rot, they may begin to vomit spontaneously, will have heartburn, they will develop bruises and calluses on their knuckles do to them rubbing on the roof of their mouth and if female they will lose their period.

Binge-eating has more problems because not only do they have the effects of binge eating but also the effects of being overweight or obese. Binge-eaters will be at risk of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, gallbladder disease, may develop cancer, joint and muscle pain, shortness of breath and decreased mobility and tiredness, menstrual problems, insomnia and substance abuse.

Recovering from an eating disorder is a long hard process it will take many years to fully recover from "I'll be recovering from anorexia forever"- Gaughen pg.96. Psychologists play a key role when recovering. They help you the most because they developed what they think is going to be the most successful treatment for you based on the information they've gathered. They have many methods such as informing the patient about the cause and effects of eating disorders, and therapy to try to find the root of the problem and trying to fix the problem.

A physician also helps in the recovery process they provide medical information the the psychologist is going to use to decide the best treatment, they help decide if you have a mental illness and also may prescribe medication if needed, they tell you all the damage you've done to your body and give you medical attention if needed.

Nutritionists help the patient by providing information on healthy eating and help you get on the right diet with the correct serving size and the correct amount of calories.

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Created with images by LauraLewis23 - "I Shouldn't Have Had The Dessert I" • Nicki Dobrin - "Walking With The Wounded" • schnappischnap - "Anorexia" • soundlessfall - "Self: And you're my obsession, I love you to the bones." • Sister72 - "Vic's Tomato Pie" • Sister72 - "Vic's Tomato Pie" • davidz - "hamburger cheeseburger burger" • Adriano Agulló - "me consumo" • Brian Smithson (Old Geordie) - "Water" • BozDoz - "Heart Aflame" • Magic Madzik - "211/365: Did I eat all of that?" • Alan Cleaver - "Start diet today" • SupportPDX - "Doctor office" • voltamax - "dr doctor women" • 3dman_eu - "white male 3d model isolated" • Alexas_Fotos - "strawberries fruit close"

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