Integrated Reading/Writing II
27 October 2014
Wasting Away Pound by Pound
A big issue in this society today is eating disorders. According to NEDA, National Eating Disorder Association, 20 million women and 10 million men in the United States suffer from eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, or an eating disorder that has not yet been specified. Also, by age six most girls start to express concerns over their weight and shape. Furthermore, eating disorders are emotional and physical problems, and they can be potentially life threatening. They are illnesses that arise from multiple factors including: biological, psychological and social. Two of the main eating disorders in this society are anorexia and bulimia. Anorexia and bulimia are a big issue in this society, they have many warning signs and health risks, and there is also factors that contribute to these disorders and in the next couple paragraphs you will read about them. Anorexia nervosa is characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss. According to the National Eating Disorder Association, 90-95% of the anorexia nervosa sufferers are girls and women. Some people with anorexia lose weight by starving themselves, exercising excessively, misusing laxatives, diuretics, or enemas, and making themselves vomit. There are many warning signs of someone who might be suffering from this condition and some of the warning signs include: dramatic weight loss, denial of hunger, comments about feeling “fat” or overweight, and withdrawal from usual friends and activities. There are additional warning signs than the few mentioned, but wanted to inform you that those are just a few of them. A person who you think is suffering from this condition needs to see a doctor immediately. Another big eating disorder in the United States is bulimia nervosa. According to ANAD, National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated...
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