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Week 6 Discussion Questions Week 6 Discussion Question 1 What are some of the health problems associated with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder? Explain, from a physiological standpoint, how eating disorders may lead to health problems. Provide at least three examples to support your answer. Some of the effects of bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa can include, stomach acid moving into the mouth, which can wear down the teeth’s enamel. Cavities and gum infections are frequent in people with bulimia. The stomach acid also aggravates the esophagus and may cause acid reflux. Moreover, salivary glands can become swollen, infected, and visible to others. Troubles with digestion can cause stomach ulcers, and stomach pains in addition to bloating. Continual vomiting and/or unnecessary use of laxatives can cause dehydration and malnutrition. Furthermore, the cardiovascular system is affected in several different ways. Consequences consist of irregular heartbeats, deterioration of the heart muscles, and possible blockages to the heart. Additionally, dehydration causes electrolyte deficiencies that can impair kidney functions. The longer a person suffers from bulimia, the more likely damage to the skin, bones, and hair will occur. This is because of the nutrient deficiencies brought on by vomiting, or excessive laxative use, resulting in dehydration. Extended dehydration contributes to deficiencies in important nutrients that are responsible for the issues connected with skin, bones, and hair. Other physical effects that
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2010 for the course SCI/241 AAGH0JAD35 taught by Professor Melissalage during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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