Evaluating Articles on Long Term Bulimia Nervosa Effects With the growing percentage of teen girls being treated and even more being diagnosed with Bulimia Nervosa, I decided to evaluate the multiple articles on effects and treatments for the disease. When searching bulimia pages and pages of links come up. To my surprise among the pages of links, I came across numerous pro-bulimia and pro-anorexia sites. However, the four websites I decided to evaluate were the first four search results that the titles really caught my attention with what I was really looking for. I based my evaluation on many different things from the credibility of the people writing the article or the magazine in which the article was published, how easy the information was to access and how helpful the information was in the way it was given. The first article I evaluated was “Go Ask Alice” clip from a Columbia based newspaper.
A young college girl wrote into the paper after being bulimic for over two years. She says she is currently being treated for 14 different cavities, one tooth, so decayed, it was barely even saved. Her salivary glands were swollen to where she looked like “a chipmunk” and she had been experiencing constipation. The reply back to the anonymous writer was a major warning and a very helpful source to people looking for the long term effects of bulimia nervosa. She emphasizes that most problems come from the vomiting which can eventually make you lose all your teeth. She warns how bulimia can mess with a persons blood potassium levels and drop it far enough that it disturbs the rhythm of the heart and cause sudden death.
... eating disorders more common. The people suffering from anorexia and bulimia nervosa in particular are mostly women anywhere between 11 and 60 ... great amounts. The emergence of eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia nervosa seems to be directly linked to the shift in values ... anorexic men become impotent in many cases. (Costin, p.82) Bulimia nervosa is a disorder where a person will eat lots of ...
It can also bring chronic illnesses that may affect the heart, liver, gastrointestinal tract and neurological trouble. It backs all its information with quotes and information from Doctors from universities. The article was very accessible and said right in its title, what it was talking about. An article like this, I believe, is very helpful for people researching this topic, especially if they are doing it for personal reasons, because it has someone writing that is bulimic talking about her symptoms and the trouble she is having. For young girls in America, who currently are bulimic, and maybe think “it won’t hurt me, those effects take forever to happen”, this shows this is serious, it does hurt you and it doesn’t take a long time! Another part of this article that I really liked is that at the end, the writer told her she had to get help and listed numerous treatment facilities in the Columbia area.