Anorexia and bulimia are two of the most common forms of eating disorders.
Anorexia leads to significant weight loss and constant fear of obesity. From anorexia mostly suffer teenagers and young women.
Bulimia is characterized by overeating People suffering from bulimia take laxatives after eating or substance induced. In a sense, bulimia is very similar to anorexia. Repeated vomiting can cause serious health problems. If you suffer from bulimia, it is possible to have previously suffered from anorexia.
How common are cases of anorexia and bulimia?
If you have or have had any of these diseases, you know that they are very common. For example, each 250-a woman is faced with anorexia and bulimia is more common – it is estimated that every 50th woman suffers from this disease. To understand how these diseases spread, note that the circle of your neighbors, acquaintances or relatives certainly has people suffering from similar disease.
How can be diagnosed anorexia and bulimia?
If you ask this question, it is very courageous and correct step to get help if she actually you need.
Eating disorders occur slowly, the signs are not always obvious. As a rule, a major role in this situation plays a natural desire to hide the disease and the patient is making every effort not to have friends and family to spot the signs of eating disorder. Moreover, some features of nature can make you more prone to distortion of the diet. For example, if you are a perfectionist who does not tolerate deviations from its objectives, it may seem that the only way to control your life is putting in full control your nutrition. Therefore you are forced to think about food all the time, to go shopping and cooking for others to enjoy while you remain indifferent to the food.
You may well worry about the weight and eating habits – the only way to tell if your weight is normal is targeting its index of body mass index (BMI). If the result is between 18.5 and 24.9, the weight is considered normal. BMI below 18.5 is defined as insufficient. Low BMI and the following symptoms may suggest to anorexia:
• Fear of overweight even when others notice your weakness;
• Strengths and limitations in food products they eat. You can even have a list of products that you have designated as “prohibited”;
• Excessive exercise to burn excess calories to hide from their relatives;
• Inducing vomiting to ingested cannot be absorbed by the body;
• Taking tablets and preparations leading to the decrease in appetite;
• Taking laxatives or water diet for weight loss;
• Absence of menstruation before pregnancy.