Eating disorders are a very serious problem that has not stopped growing in our society in recent years. It is characterized by a fear of fattening that leads the person to perform extreme behaviours that put their health at risk. Many times it is not something aesthetic, but a need for control that triggers behaviour related to food. Eating disorders are traditionally divided into two:
Anorexia is an eating disorder characterized by a very marked underweight. The person is able to radically lose weight in a very short time through restrictive behaviours (stop eating) or compensatory behaviours (vomiting, excessive exercise). This is motivated by a marked fear of fattening what leads her to lose weight more than the weight initially marked as goal by «if anything» then get fatter
Bulimia is characterized by the presence of binge eating where the person as to feel unpleasantly full in a short period of time, and losing control of what you eat. This leads to compensatory behaviours that are usually vomiting, to avoid getting fat after binge eating. In bulimia the person usually has a normal weight or even something overweight. Generally people who develop anorexia end up becoming bulimic. These restrictive and compensatory behaviours are very aggressive for the organism, so in the long term they have very harmful consequences for health. It is necessary to intervene as soon as possible, with the help of the family nucleus to stop the symptoms as soon as possible.
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