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Sabtu, 24 September 2011

Anorexia and Bulimia

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Since adolescence, we have been bombarded with the concept of slim and white, either from the environment and the mass media. Over time, this concept can lead to body image disturbance, something that often occurs in women, especially teenage girls. Confidence falls, depression emerged, and the desire to lose excess weight became the target of anorexia and bulimia obsesi.Disinilah start playing.

Worse, some sites a step further by teaching the latest techniques to lose weight in the extreme that is feared to drag more and more young girls to the brink of an eating disorder.

A study published in December 2006 by researchers at the medical school and Children's Hospital at Stanford University, Silicon Valley, the United States found that, ironically, tips for the svelte flash is found also on several internet sites dedicated to actual combat the problem of eating disorders.

Parents and doctors need to realize that the Internet is a forum that can not be monitored. Very difficult to control the content of an interactive site with strictly. What does it say? Visitors to the site to form a community based on common eating disorders that are owned, such as eating blindly and then purge by intentionally (binging and purning), or refusing to eat altogether. Even more misleading, these behaviors are referred to as a lifestyle choice.

Dicacat worthy parents, in the journal Archives of Pediatrice & Adolescent Medicine, May 2004 contained the main characteristics that differentiate between adolescents with anorexia and bulimia. Those who develop anorexia tend to have lower weight and younger age. The girls suffering from anorexia is also more to come from intact families, in contrast to patients with bulimia.

Not Just Accidentally Vomiting

Anorexia is weight loss in extreme ways, while bulimia is excessive eating followed by deliberate act of removing food usually through vomiting or abuse laxatives and diet pills. Although identical to regurgitate food intentionally, it turns out both the symptoms of eating disorders is not merely limited to vomiting. Sadly, women with eating disorders with symptoms other than vomiting tend to be less aware that he was having problems. In the Australian study of 158 people with bulimia are known, nearly half of those especially who do not use the method of throwing up - not realizing acquired problems.

Therefore, according to research published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders in December 2006 issue of this, women who use methods likely to throw up six times to realize that they have a problem eating disorders. What other symptoms of Bulimia? It could be tangible strict diet or exercise excessively, in an attempt to redeem the indiscriminate eating episodes.

A similar study revealed that indeed should be wary of excessive exercise as a sign of an eating disorder. Dr.Cynthia M. Bulik of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and colleagues suggest, the tendency of sports in women with anorexia who used laxatives to lose weight.

According to research published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders in September 2006, woman with a habit is very underweight at risk of a dangerous, following another fatal results. Excessive exercise was defined as exercise more than 3 hours a day, including extreme obsession with the daily physical activity that interferes with other aspects of life - for example, still forced to exercise despite being injured or sick.

Beware of Heredity Factor

What exactly causes the eating disorder? Although cultural influences are strong enough, it turns out is not less important factor gene. In one study, Dr.. Walter H. Kaye of the University of Pittsburgh, the United States and his team analyzed data of more than 400 families with one member suffering from an eating disorder. Apparently, hereditary factors may influence a person's susceptibility to anorexia or bulimia. A woman who has a mother or sister with a history of eating disorders have a higher risk to suffer from similar problems.

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