Eating Disorders harm people in many ways. One disorder people think of most often is Anorexia. The male or female is afraid of gaining weight, so they become very meticulous and controlling about the amount of food they will swallow. The inadequate food portions used to nourish the body causes it to go into a starvation mode and if left unchecked will lead to heart damage, stroke and/or death. Another example of an eating disorder is Bulimia. With this disorder the person is stuck in the middle of their desire for food and the desire to not gain weight. Therefore, a vicious cycle of eating large quantities of food followed by vomiting develops.
Over time the vomiting will cause damage to the esophagus, deteriorate the enamel of the teeth, and damage the heart. My last case in point is binge eating. Food becomes a crutch to ease unhappiness and stress felt in life. The taste and texture of food is comforting which invites overeating. This leads to a feeling of guilt, but the lure of food overrides the feeling. The individual eats until they become overweight or obese. Obesity leads to heart disease as well as a higher risk of diabetes, cancer, and arthritis. Many times eating disorders are a signal that a person is suffering mental anguish; however, they manifest themselves with severe health problems. Jobs
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