What’s Causes Eating Disorders?
Friends, let us tell you that the exact cause of this eating disorders is unknown. And at the same time, however, many doctors believe that a combination of genetic, physical, social as well as psychological factors may contribute to the development of an eating disorder.
Let us tell you, for example, that research shows that serotonin can influence eating behavior. Additionally, serotonin is a naturally occurring brain chemical that regulates mood, learning, and sleep as well as other functions.
Friends, let us tell you that even this social pressure can contribute to eating disorders. Success, as well as that personal value, is often equated with physical beauty and a slim physique, especially in Western culture. That desire to be successful or to be accepted can fuel behaviors that are associated with eating disorders.
What are the types of eating disorders?
Be aware that eating disorders can take various forms, and those include:
- like he eats too much
- and he’s eating less
- Be aware that each eating disorder has unique symptoms as well as behaviors that can help you identify them.
It should be noted that anorexia can be identified by being abnormally underweight and not gaining weight or by a strong urge to eat too much, and if at all.
Explain that anorexia is characterized by behavior that tends to prevent any weight gain, often to the point of malnutrition. With anorexia, a person may also see themselves as overweight, even if their body weight is much less than normal.
Let us tell you that anorexia is most prevalent in young women. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, up to 1 percent of women in the United States have anorexia And at the same time, it is much less common in men, who make up only 5-10 percent of people with anorexia.
Binge eating disorder (BED)
Remember that binge eating disorder (or BED) occurs when you regularly eat too much of it. And at the same time he may feel guilty about you binge and he may even feel like your binge is out of control.
Tell friends that with BED, you can continue to eat long after your stomach is full, and at times with restlessness or nausea so that’s bed can be happens to people’s of all sizes and the weights.
Moreover, in the United States, BED affects more people than any other eating disorder, and it affects 3.5 percent of women, 2 percent of men and 1.6 percent of teens.
Bulimia is when you experience episodes of binge eating followed by purging. And also with bulimia, you may feel guilty or helpless after eating large amounts of food as well as try to vomit the food back up. You can use laxatives to get that food through your digestive system more quickly To prevent food from gaining weight, you can also do excessive exercise.
Let us tell you that with bulimia, you can assume that you are overweight, friends, even if your weight is normal, and at the same time it is slightly above normal or even less than a healthy weight.
The prevalence of bulimia among young women in the United States is about 1-2 percent. And with this the disorder is most common during the late teen years and early adulthood. And let us tell you that only 20 percent of people with bulimia are men.
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Friends, tell that pica is a disorder and that in which you eat unusual things or other non-nutritious substances for your culture. And let us tell you that pica occurs over the course of at least one month, and along with this, the foods you eat can include:
- and that shit
- and that cloth
- and chalk
- and also that rocks
Let us tell you that the prevalence of pica is not well known. But it appears more often in people with intellectual disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder.
Rumination disorder occurs when you repeatedly push food out of your stomach without any other medical condition or gastrointestinal condition. And also it’s when you regurgitate food, and that’s when you can chew it and swallow it again or spit it out.
As such the prevalence of rumination disorder is unknown. And friends, however, it seems to be more common in people with intellectual disabilities.
What’s the signs & symptom’s of eating disorders?
Note that symptoms vary with each disorder, and that but the most common symptoms include:
- such as an unusually low or high body weight
- And at the same time, he follows an irregular diet.
- and that desire to eat alone and either secretly
- and at the same time he has to use the bathroom frequently after meals
- And that is the passion to lose or gain weight quickly
- And this is the obsession with physical appearance and the perception of the body by others.
- Along with this he may feel guilt and shame about his eating habits.
- and experiencing unusual tension or discomfort about eating habits
What risk factors are associated with eating disorders?
It should be noted that women are more likely to have an eating disorder than men. And that is, other genetic, social, and environmental factors that may increase your risk for developing an eating disorder include:
- and a family history
- excessive dieting
- and that psychological health
- change your life
- and extra curricular activities
Although they can occur at any age, eating disorders are most common during adolescence as well as during the early twenties.
Explain that genes can also increase a person’s susceptibility to developing an eating disorder. According to the Mayo Clinic, people with first-degree relatives with an eating disorder are also more likely to have one.
Friends, let us tell you that weight loss is often accomplished with positive reinforcement And at the same time, that need for affirmation can only drive you to diet more seriously, and that can lead to an eating disorder.
So if you have an eating disorder, there is an underlying psychological and that or that mental health problem may be contributing to it As well as these problems they may include:
- and that low self esteem
- and you have depression
- and that uncontrolled obsessive disorder
- and your troubled relationship
- impulsive behavior
- and change your life
Be aware that some life changes and events can cause emotional distress and anxiety, and that and that can make you more vulnerable to eating disorders. This is especially true and friends if you have struggled with an eating disorder in the past. And with that, these times of transition can include moving, changing jobs, the end of a relationship, or the death of a loved one. And along with that, abuse, sexual assault and incest can also trigger an eating disorder.
Extra curricular activities
Be aware that if you are part of sports teams or artistic groups, you are at greater risk And the same is true for members of any community she sees as a symbol of social status, including athletes, actors, dancers, models and television personalities And at the same time, coaches, parents, and professionals in these areas may unintentionally contribute to eating disorders by encouraging weight loss.
Are teens affected by eating disorders?
Explain that due to hormonal changes during puberty as well as social pressure to appear attractive or thin, teens can be especially vulnerable to eating disorders. These changes are normal, and at the same time it may just be your teen practicing unhealthy eating habits at times.
But if your teen starts paying attention to their weight, appearance, or diet, and they either consistently eat too much or too little, they may develop an eating disorder. Unusual weight loss or weight gain can also be a sign of an eating disorder, especially if your teen frequently makes negative comments about her body and her perceived size.
Friends, if you suspect that your teen has an eating disorder, be open and honest about your concerns If they are comfortable talking to you, be understanding and at the same time listen to their concerns Also ask them to go to a doctor, counselor or therapist to address either the social and emotional issues that may be causing their disorder.
Are men affected by eating disorders?
Women are more affected by eating disorders, but men are not immune Research also shows that men with eating disorders are diagnosed and treated as well. They are also less likely to be diagnosed with an eating disorder when they exhibit the same (or similar) symptoms as a woman.
Some men suffer from a condition called muscular dysmorphia, and that excessive desire to become more muscular. And at the same time that while most women with eating disorders want to lose weight and be slim, men with this disorder see themselves as too small and at the same time want to gain weight or gain muscle mass They may engage in risky behavior, and they may also use other types of drugs to increase muscle mass more quickly, such as steroid use.
Friends, let us tell you that a research shows that many young people with eating disorders do not seek treatment and that is because they stereotypically consider them to be female disorders.
So how can I help someone and someone who may have an eating disorder?
Tell that friends if you think that someone you know may have an eating disorder, and only then talk to them about it These conversations can be difficult because eating disorders can trigger negative feelings or make someone feel defensive about their eating habits And with that, but listening to their concerns or showing that you care and that they understand, can only help encourage someone to seek help or treatment.
How are eating disorders treated?
Explain that the treatment depends on the eating disorder, its cause as well as your overall health. In addition, your doctor can evaluate your nutritional intake, and may also refer you to a mental health professional, or if your disorder has become life-threatening, and that only hospitalizes you can do.
In some cases, psychotherapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or family therapy, can help address social and emotional issues that may be causing your disorder.
Tell friends that this is not such a medicine that can be eaten completely treat the disorder But some medications can only help control symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder that may be causing or exacerbating your eating disorder That can include anti-anxiety medications and either antidepressants.
As such, reducing your stress through yoga, meditation, or other relaxation techniques may also help you manage your eating disorder.