National Eating Disorder Awareness Week Feb. 26th-Mar. 4th

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February 28, 2017 by ayyomaleea

Written by: Maleea McKinney & Axiriz Moralez / Inglewood,CA

Anorexia & Bulimia are two things  you should look out for in any of your loved ones because these conditions can be life threatening.

There is a campaign for eating disorders known as NEDAwareness. They help bring awareness towards eating disorders and help people overcome the disorder from February 26 to March 4.

Anorexia is an emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to eat.

Symptoms of Anorexia:

Body: dehydration, dizziness, fainting, fatigue, low blood pressure, low body temperature, osteoporosis, water-electrolyte imbalance, or feeling cold

Behavioral: binge eating, compulsive behavior, hyperactivity, impulsivity, or social isolation
Mood: anxiety, apprehension, or guilt
Weight: underweight, weight loss, or extreme weight loss and thinness
0-2
Never
3-5
Very rare
6-13
Rare
14-18
Common
19-40
Common
41-60
Common
60+
Rare

Bulimia is an emotional disorder involving distortion of body image and an obsessive desire to lose weight, in which bouts of extreme over eating are followed by depression and self-induced vomiting, purging, or fasting.

Symptoms of Bulimia:

Behavioral: binge eating, compulsive behavior, impulsivity, self-harm, vomiting after overeating, or lack of restraint
Body: dehydration, fatigue, food aversion, hunger, or water-electrolyte imbalance
Mood: anxiety, general discontent, guilt, or mood swings
Gastrointestinal: constipation, heartburn, or inflamed esophagus
Mouth: bad breath, dental cavities, or dryness

 

0-2
Never
3-5
Never
6-13
Rare
14-18
Common
19-40
Common
41-60
Common
60+
Common

 

 

 

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