Saturday, December 10, 2011

Effects of Eating Disorders

    Eating disorders have very much effect on the sufferer. The effect can be divided into mental, spiritual and physical.

    Mental effects can be associated with varying degrees of anxiety (from moderate to very severe), depression, and difficulty focusing on tasks, low attention span, lethargy or impulsivity and distortion of mind.

    One of the very specific effects of eating disorders is a distorted body image when people see a wrong picture of themselves and others. This is a mental problem called "broken eye syndrome".

    This is when people look in the mirror reflection much fatter then they actually are. And when they see other people who they judge them according to the person's weight and body look. Other people can also look bigger to them then that person really is.
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    Spiritual effects of eating disorders can be associated with loss of identity or self-insight, inability to maintain healthy relationships with people and loss of coping strategies.

    Eating disorders become a way of seeing them suffer. When you ask someone: "Please, describe yourself Who are you and what you do ?.?", The patient describes his / her eating disorder and how they feel about food and other things related to food or their eating behavior. This means that the eating disorder replaces their insight completely and they become unable to relate to other things and eat the food.

    Also anorexics-bulimics loose their ability to be close or intimate with people. They can not connect to other human beings on a spiritual level because of their spirit (soul) was taken over by the food and distorted feelings. Many sufferers even feel disgusted in conjunction with the opposite sex or some other person.

    Some of them even said: "My best friend is always here with me." With a "friend" they mean their eating disorder.

    Strategies to overcome everyday stress disappear or significantly reduced and replaced with food and abnormal feelings about food and eating. For example, the response bulimia stress, boredom or other uncomfortable feelings will increase self-cleaning cycle of binging behavior.

    Anorexics will starve themselves and exercise more then usual in connection with the same feeling.

    Eating disorder effects on the body can be distinguished by the organs are affected. Kidney damage often occurs, especially in cases of long standing. Can slow the heart rhythm or become irregular and may even stop resulting in death in severe cases of anorexia-bulimia.

    Teeth get eroded. The skin becomes dry, fragile and old looking. The bones lose their density so easily broken bones. The immune system deteriorates making a person susceptible to many infections and other diseases.

    In conclusion, harmful effects of eating disorders and can be deadly. To avoid the worst, one must start doing something immediately.
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