Eating Disorders: Personal or Social Problem?
Anorexia involves depriving oneself of food in order to lose weight, and bulimia is when a person eats, but then forces themselves to vomit up the food they have consumed in hopes of losing weight. The common thread between these two disorders is the end result, weight loss in the most unhealthy of ways. When anorexia goes too far, the person may be hospitalized, as they are starving themselves to death. Though they get so thin that they are unable to get out of bed, they still refuse to eat because they are afraid they will gain weight. If anorexia is not treated the person may go into organ failure and can die. Persons with bulimia often have a great deal of pain as a result of continuously vomiting up stomach acid, which burns away the
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