Debatably, eating disorders affect many people in the world in various ways. This implies that many people are harmed by their eating behaviors. With the eating disorders emotional symptoms and physiological symptoms arises, which may lead to harmful effects in the body. Some of these symptoms include depression, anxiety, low self esteem, as well as hopelessness. Moreover, eating disorders may result to physical symptoms, which include constant thoughts on exercise, food, and body shape. In fact, eating disorders harm many people because it strains the body system, which may lead to severe illness. In developed nations, eating disorders are very common, in that each year many teens develop various eating disorders. In general perspective, eating disorders harm a vast number of people in many ways.
Undeniably, eating disorders causes many people in various ways because it causes health problems. One of the ways it harms people is through low body weight. As a matter of fact, restricting the intake of food, will lead to maintenance of individual body weight, which will stand below the normal healthy range a human being should have. In this case, the body will automatically react to starvation in different ways. These include slow heart rate, low blood pressure that will lead to half palpitation, tiredness, dizzy and feel to faint. Eating disorders harm a number of people in many ways, since low body weight due to eating disorders lead to stoppage of normal production of sex hormones. The impact further has the potential of causing infertility, and softening of bones in women. At low body weight, the body feels absolutely weak and cannot perform various muscular activities (National Eating Disorders Association, 2005).
In addition, it is evident that eating disorders harm people in many ways, since individuals with such habit make themselves vomit. Vomiting becomes part of their behavior making it difficult to change. In fact, it becomes a habitual and automatic relax after bone has taken food. Many people do not understand that during vomiting, half of the food is pushed into the intestines leading to excretion of undigested meal (Kelly et al, 2009). Moreover, vomiting leads to a great harm in many ways because it eliminates loss of nutrients and minerals. Therefore, it washes out the stomach fluids that could have been used in digestion of food.
Laxative abuse causes a lot of harm to the body. In most scenarios, it happens when individuals wants to get rid of calories that are not needed by the body, or to cause weight loss. Unfortunately, this is not what oil takes place in the body; laxative abuse is very dangerous and serious. This is because a laxative induced bowel very little of what is suppose to remove. Instead, it leads to loss of minerals, water, indigestible fiber, and electrolytes. The body is affected negatively since it causes dehydration, which may cause death. In the long-run, the body will experience harm in various ways (National Eating Disorders Association, 2005).
Eating disorders cause harm to many people since it drives individual to a state of malnourishment. The harm that eating disorders causes through malnutrition include deficiency of micronutrients such as iron, iodine, or vitamins, energy, as well as proteins. Malnutrition causes exhausted bones and hair among individuals. Heart attack is another harm that is caused by eating disorders. In most cases, the youth with eating disorders are more vulnerable to heart attack. The electrolytic imbalance in the body develops abnormalities, which has severe side effects such as heart disease (Kelly et al, 2009).
Furthermore, loss of mental concentration is another harm that is caused by eating disorders. Individuals with eating disorders have insufficient nutrients and calories in their body system, such people suffer from lack of mental awareness and confusion. For example, this type of people forgets conversations and information so easily; this may result to poor performance in school in case young women and men are involved (Kelly et al, 2009). The situations can be very harmful to those working and operating machines. The most vital harm that is caused by eating disorders is death. In the global arena, the highest mortality rate and mental illness is caused by eating disorders. For example, there are many cases of deaths in the world that are caused by eating disorders. This is because of various harm and site effects of malnutrition, which become severe in some occasions. The harm that is caused by eating disorders may be dangerous and addictive e to uncontrollable state.
Finally, it is worth mentioning that eating disorders harm many people physically, emotionally, mentally, as well as behaviorally. Eating disorders are part of tremendous causes of illness in the world, and it can affect everybody regards of social, economic, or political affiliation. Basically, all types of eating disorders are vital to the normal functions of the human body (National Eating Disorders Association, 2005). In fact, a big number of people die on illnesses that are directly linked to eating disorders. Therefore, it is of considerable importance to seek medical and professional assistance in case of any symptoms of eating disorder. Perhaps, seeking professional help early increases the chance of recovering fully for the harm caused by an eating disorder. Individuals with mental disorder undergo a lot of metal stress and physical strain in planning what to eat and how to avoid various types of food.
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