Anorexia Nervosa is a topic that I have always been fascinated with. I first starting learning about the disorder in middle school when we started health class and my knowledge about the topic has continued to grow to today. In the reading, I learned that Anorexia is less common than bulimia; only .5 or 1% of the population. I always thought that Anorexia was more of an issue because in fashion magazines I always read stories about Anorexia and barely every hear stories on Bulimia. Another interesting fact is people suffering from this disorder often loose 25 and 50 percent of their body weight. This is an insane percentage that can result in the person weighing less than 100 pounds. Anorexia can be caused by a fear of weight gain and constantly feel like they are overweight when they are indeed underweight. Also the media can influence them to become thin due to advertisements and celebrities. Along with physical changes, this disorder can also cause health problems such as kidney failure, depression, tooth decay, bone weakening, and tooth decay. People with Anorexia Nervosa often feel alone, with no one to talk to and seek for help, but they need to know they are not alone. There are hotlines, family, teachers, and doctors who are more than welcome to help them. Anorexia Nervosa can cause 5-20 percent of the people to die from the disorder and is the third highest morality rate that 8 million Americans suffer from. With help, we can bring the statistics down so that one day people will realize that they are beautiful just the way they are no matter what they weigh.
Disorder Anorexia Nervosa
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