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Over the past few decades, there has been a great increase in the prevalence of anorexia nervosa which has emerged as a major psychological and health problem. This is a disease in which a person eats nothing beyond minimal amounts of food so that body weight drops dangerously. Anorexia is a disorder of pathological self-starvation where people make themselves sick. The number ofdeath from this disorder are growing due to the eating among every day young people. “Anorexia Nervosa, the disorder of pathological self-starvation, is on the rise, with an 80 % increase of hospital admissions among teenage girls over the last decade“. (Penny16) People should be more educated about anorexia because it harms the body, destroys families and friendships, and kills innocent’s people,especially young women.
Young people need greater awareness oh how this disease develop and guilty harms the body. Anorexia is an eating disorder where people starve themselves, and it is defined as the loss of extreme weight. This is a fatal disease that harms bodies, and it can cause digestive difficulties. For example, a certain percent of young girls want to be skinny, and they do not eat largeamounts of food and make themselves throw up or vomit, but after several days do not necessary because the stomach develop the ability to vomit easily. It also causes gastritis due to the starvation or chewing gum. Gastritis is the irritation of throat by acid . There are some teenagers that chew gum instead of eating, and the only reason is weight loss. They want a perfect image, but they do notsee how they look. Another digestive difficulty is the tearing of the esophagus that is caused by self-induced vomiting. Sometimes young teens do not evaluate things and made mistakes that they realize when are adults.
Anorexia started with little problems, but after a short while it be comes very serious. It might result in a fatal starvation affecting the body badly. Frequently people witheating disorders appear to have problems with heartbeat. It can damage the bodies by making the blood flow in the cardiovascular system. Humans with anorexia often end with high or low pressure. The bones are the parts that every body noticed how thin is the person suffering this starvation. The nutrients are poor in the body so it makes the bones break easily. When the color of the skin is changingto yellow means that the person need professional help. The most famous illness that causes anorexia is osteoporosis; this is a disease of bones that leads to an increased risk of fracture and the person end in the bad situation or even in the hospital. Being a skinny always has consequences and not all the time is good.
Anorexia is also known for a mental illness that usually destroys familiesand friendships because they might change the attitude with the families. For instance, they change behavior by been obsessive and insulting every body that tries to help. Parents wants to help, but the anorexic refuse it because the ignorance is presented. Anorexics always get frustrated wit the people trying to stop them from exercising or for force them to eat because they have irritableproteins in their bodies, and try to be mean with themselves. Another behavior change that teens have is compulsiveness. They never see that their families and friendships are be affected by the attitudes. Not only young people have anorexia, also the middle age are resulting with this mental disorder. “More middle-aged women suffering from eating disorder as they strive for an image” (Gaston). Themiddle age. Almost all the time the relatives and friendships are be hurt by the mistakes that these people make.
The anorexia is characterized to bring problems because of the behavior and can result in a big conflict take a long to be together again. Rarely the family would separate because they put the blame on them and start to discuss until they separate. The family and friends are affecting...
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