Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are a serious illness that causes extreme modifications
of one's eating behaviors. Behaviors relating to food, eating,
and weight control become obsessive and can be fatal if left untreated.



People who suffer from obesity might feel a loss of control over their eating habits and partake in binge-eating. Eating excessive amounts of food and being unable to control the urge to eat can lead to obesity as well as depression, anxiety and guilt. 


Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder where food intake is extremely limited and patients are severely underweight. Patients obsess over weight and weighing themselves, while closely watching what they intake. Anorexia is the most dangerous eating disorder, as it has the highest risk of fatality. While anorexia is more common in women, it affects men as well.


Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder classified by frequent episodes of overeating and then compensating for binge eating through dangerous behaviors. Such behaviors include vomiting and laxative use. While patients with Bulimia are typically a normal weight, the episodic behaviors can lead to a very unhealthy lifestyle.

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