S: Mental Conditions & Illnesses
BC: Created by Desiree and Samora
FC: ANEROXIA & BULIMIA | BY Samora & Desiree
1: The obsession of my body has taken over me. People have suffered from many eating disorders causing them to harm themselves and people around them. Millions of people suffer from eating disorders, This includes Anorexia & Bulimia.These Illnesses causes a lot of bad health habits to the body and to the person who's suffering. It seems today that eating disorders are on the rise due to the amount of food a person eat or how they stop eating. Models of the ideal man and the ideal women result in society's issue of self image, leading them to turn to eating disorders such as Anorexia and Bulimia in order to obtain the perfect" body.
6: Anorexic people tend to fear the sense of becoming fat, or to think about being over weight, Many have been pressured by the media, friends and family. | Anorexia can start at a very young age. Many teenage girls are worried about their weight. They are worried about fitting in, and about boys. Some girls think that all guys like skinny girls, when actually, that is not the truth. | Many want the so called "perfect body" where there is no fat to be seen on them. A lot of people take this too far, they tend to start not eating everyday, but exercising more. They think they are healthy but they are wrong. Your body needs food to produce the energy you need.
15: Bulimic people eat large amounts of food while anorexics do not eat at all. People who are bulimic may look very normal, and seem to be high achievers but they are disturbi9ng the way their body is. People who are bulimic use different unhealthy methods of weight control. They think vomitting, fasting, or complusive exercise will keep their bodies healthy, but it is not. It begins when they lose their sense of control, then they have a short lived calmness, which begins self loathing, then triggers their need to overeat and purging becomes an obsession.
16: The purging and over eating causes dehydration, irregular heartbeat, and severe cases of heart attacks. Ruptures in the stomach and esophagus may also occur. They eat because of depression, stress, or self esteem issues and not because of hunger. There is no definite answer on how bulimia is caused. Some believe it Is due to the dissatisfaction of the person's body and extreme concern with their body. It can be overcome.
19: A lot of the advertisements we see on magazine, makes us want that "perfect body". | Inspired to have the "Perfect Body"
20: The media has been very open minded to obtaining a healthy body. There are so many different views on this subject.There are many magazines and websites that are helpful to use but some may be harmful. When some people read articles about the issue of obtaining a healthy body they tend to go over board on what the magazines are telling them. People go to the extremes and some risks their ways of living to obtain that perfect ideal man and women figure. They want to have the perfect body to feel good about themselves but the process they use with having eating disorders just kills them inside. From looking at magazines and websites, I have discovered that the media is affecting everyone. The use celebrities to be their little guinea pigs. By picking out and judging celebrities makes others not want to look like them. Being called "fat" or "too skinny" can be very offensive to someone. Those words could case someone to go crazy about their body shape and size that they will try everything to look "perfect."
21: The obsessions a person have against their body can over take their whole life. A person who has a compulsion to eat and not eat can affect the mental and physical health of that person. The ideas of self image and to gain a perfect body , leads people to turn to eating disorders as a way to obtain their needs. Having bulimia and anorexia harms yourself and the people around you. From starving yourself with little food, or over eating and the purging right after is not a good way to maintain or obtain a healthy body. People with this illness may look normal on the outside but on the inside their body is dying. Their body is suffering but know that there is help out there, you just need to go look for it. Living with disorders like bulimia and anorexia is like not living at all.
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