Week 6 DQ 1 - from anorexia are usually dealing with an...

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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. There is several different health risks associated with eating disorders. For example, people who suffer with anorexia are more likely to suffer from fatigue and abnormal blood counts (Mayo Clinic). Bulimia is a disorder commonly associated with binging and purging. This causes problems with the gastrointestinal tract because the constant vomiting brings stomach acids up and can damage the entire tract to the mouth. Of course the potential health problem with binge eaters is the risk of obesity. Some studies show as much as 7000 calories being consumed in a single day by a person binging. People who suffer
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Unformatted text preview: from anorexia are usually dealing with an underlying issue of self-esteem. For some reason, they feel as though they are not as good as or look as good as someone else. Usually, there is a feeling of being overweight, even if the reality of the situation does not agree. This can be said for each of the three eating disorders we are discussing; Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge eating. Much has been discovered that associates food with emotions. People who feel sad or depressed will eat. People who feel they do not meet certain body image levels will starve themselves. From a physiological standpoint, over-eating can cause as many negative side-effects as withholding food does. The only way to overcome any of these eating disorders is through mental health care. The mindset needs to be changed....
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course SCIENCE sci241 taught by Professor Atkins during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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