Just like other generic ailments, eating disorders can also affect anyone.
Eating disorders lead to difficulty in eating meals on a day-to-day basis.
While the cause has not been made clear by medical experts, they, however, believe it could possibly be due to several socio-cultural, biological, and psychological factors.
Eating disorders include both abnormal and disrupted eating.
Here are some common eating disorders.
It is one of the most well-known eating disorders.
Anorexia nervosa is commonly developed during adolescence or young adulthood. Also, it is more prevalent in women as compared to men.
People suffering from anorexia nervosa deem themselves as being overweight, even if they happen to be dangerously underweight.
Patients typically tend to eat lesser than needed and obsessively monitor their food intake.
Bulimia nervosa affects people in their early 20s, and is also more common among women.
The patient tends to consume a huge amount of food in a limited time duration. They typically continue eating until painfully full.
During the course of eating, they find themselves unable to control the urge.
However, there aren't any specific food item that these people may get obsessed with.
Rumination disorder is a condition under which the sufferer regurgitates the food soon after consuming it.
They might either re-chew it, spit it out, or vomit it. This usually happens within 30 minutes of eating food.
This condition can develop in an individual during infancy, childhood or adulthood.
However, if left untreated for a long time period, it may lead to malnutrition.
This is another common eating disorder.
It typically starts during adolescence and young adulthood.
People suffering from binge eating disorders tend to eat large amounts of food and lack the sense of control during binges. However, unlike bulimia patients, they do not involve in purging habits.
Uncontrolled binge eating may lead to serious health issues such as obesity, heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes.
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