Eating Disorders

Eating disorders most often plague women from ages 12 -25. It is also becoming more common for men to suffer from eating disorders. Eating Disorders usually accompany some other type of disorder. For example, many people that suffer from eating disorders suffer from depression, substance abuse, and some form of anxiety disorder. There are three main forms of eating disorders.

* Aneroxia Nervosa

* Bulimia Nervosa

* Binge Eating Disorder

There are additional eating disorders, but these are the three most common. We will give a brief description of them. Eating disorders can be deadly and should not be taken lightly. Bluntly put, eating disorders consist of starving ones self to death.

Bulimia Nervosa Symptoms

Bulimia Nervosa diagnosis is given to a person that will eat to excess, and then purge or make themselves vomit. Some who suffer from Bulimia Nervosa will also use laxatives and water pills to rid themselves of the food they have eaten. People with this problem will never believe that they are thin enough. A bulimic person looking in the mirror will see a fat over weight person. Someone standing next to them will see someone that is nothing but skin and bones.

The first part of Bulimia Nervosa Treatment is dealing with the underlying issues of the disorder. If the person is suffering from severe malnutrition, they will probably have to be hospitalized. If there are substance abuse issues, they will be dealt with in the order of their importance. By the time bulimia nervosa treatment is engaged in some people are in pretty sad shape. Family therapy is also encouraged. The person suffering from bulimia nervosa may include medication. Some Anti Depressants have proven to be helpful in bulimia nervosa treatment plans.

Bulimia Nervosa Treatment

Bulimia Nervosa Treatment is available and can be effective. It is not an easy problem to overcome. It will usually require intense therapy, and even medication. It will be important like any other mental disorder, that the patient is properly diagnosed. It can be difficult to get the bulimia nervosa treatment to work if the patient is unwilling to try. As with any treatment, it can only be as effective as the patient is willing to let it be.

Aneroxia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa is similar to Bulimia in that the person suffering from it truly believes that they are overweight, even fat. The anorexic person doesn’t purge after they eat. The anorexic person will usually totally avoid food, they disappear at mealtime. They are constantly counting calories. If they do eat a meal they will pick at it and only eat a small amount of the food in front of them. Most Anorexic people will exercise way more than is necessary.

Aneroxia Nervosa Dangers

People that suffer from Anorexia Nervosa are in danger of heart failure, the lack of nutrition causes their heart to slow down and their blood pressure to drop. Brain damage is also a problem with this disease. Hair and finger nails will grow brittle. Skin will become yellow and dry. They may also suffer from swollen joints, reduced muscle mass, light headedness. The calcium loss can also lead to easily broken bones.