Eating Disorders Explained
Find out the facts about eating disorders in which they are, what has affected them, and what to do if you need help and support.
Whatever your age, it is important to eat a healthy, balanced diet.
What is an Eating Disorder?
There are many different types of disorders, the most common dietary diet, bulimia and binge eating food.
Eating disorder is a state of mental health in which there is an unhealthy relationship with all food and food, and often the intense fear of overweight.
If you have food disorders, you may experience one or more of the following:
- You have care and concern about growing food and weight
- You want to lose weight, even if friends or family worry that you are underweight.
- Do you think the people around you think that you have not eaten food
- You are confidential about your eating habits because you know they are unhealthy.
- You feel worried, upset or guilty by eating
- To reduce weight, you vomit yourself or use laxatives.
Anyone can avoid any flaws in spite of developing any weaknesses.
What Causes Disorders?
It is unlikely that eating disorders will be the result of the same cause. It is more likely to be a combination of factors, events, feelings or pressures that you feel unable to cope with.
It may include low self-esteem, relationships of friends or family, death of a particular person, school, college, university or work, lack of confidence, or sexual or emotional abuse. Many people talk about feeling fat or not very good. You can use food to help deal with painful situations or feelings without feeling it.
In situations where there are high educational expectations, family issues or social pressures, you can concentrate on food and eat as a way of fighting.
Painful incidents can trigger a food disorder. It includes mourning, being threatened or abusive, concerns about divorce or sexuality in the family. A person with chronic illness or disability (such as diabetes, depression, blindness or deafness) may also eat problems
Some studies have also shown that biological agents are involved. In other words, due to some genetic make-up, some people will be more likely to develop distortion of food.
Who is Affected by Eating Disorders?
Anyone can develop a disorder, regardless of age, gender or cultural or racial background.
Disease disorders such as anorexia nervosa occur in 0.5% of girls and young women in developed societies. In all people with anorexia nervosa, there are 1 in 10 men, in which the young men are most affected.
If I think I have food disorders, then what should I do?
People with eating disorders often say that eating disorders are the only way they feel that they can stay in control of their lives. But, as the time passes, it is a food disorder that starts to control you, you can also desire to harm yourself, or to abuse alcohol or drug abuse.
If you think you have food disorders, talk to someone you trust. You can be a close friend or family member with whom you can talk.
Your doctor may also advise you and talk to you about getting diagnostics and possible treatment options, which will depend on your personal circumstances and the type of eating disorder you have.
Worried that a Friend or Relative Has Food Disorder?
If you are worried about a friend or family member, then it can be difficult to know what to do. It is common for someone with a disorder to be aware that they are secretive and defensive about food and weight, and they can refuse to be unhealthy.