An eating disorder is a deadly disease, illness and actually a serious issue which is associated with extreme disturbances in people’s eating behaviors, feelings and considerations, body weight and shape.
A lot of people are affected by this terrible disease. Age, race, and gender play no role in eating disorders. According to a recent survey it was estimated that almost eight million Americans have a dietary problem. Seven million of them are women and one million are men.
Types of Disorders
Anorexia, an eating disorder, is when a person has an extremely low weight but is afraid of gaining weight and a distorted self-image of their body. They force themselves to eat less so as not to gain weight, but in reality, they are not fat, they are underweight. This disorder can damage the brain and heart and even increase the risk of death. Bulimia, on the other hand, is a disorder in which a person cannot stop eating. The person cannot control what they eat, and they can consume large amounts of food well.
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