Millions of people around the world are affected by an Eating Disorder such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. This is a serious mental health problem more commonly on women than men. People who suffer from this disease tend to be a perfectionist who might have low self-esteem and are extremely critical of themselves. It’s an emotional and physical problem that can lead to life-threatening for anyone.
People suffering from anorexia nervosa may see themselves as overweight, even when they are really underweight. They typically weigh themselves from time to time, they restrict the amount of food they intake, even eat a very small quantity of food. Anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any mental disorder. Most who suffer from this kind of disease die from complications associated with starvation but others die from suicide. Suicide is more common with women in those with anorexia compared to another mental disease. Bulimia nervosa is an emotional disorder and can be extremely harmful to the body. When someone is experiencing feeling lonely, bored or stressed, the first thing in mind that could ease that feeling is food. Eating disorder with frequent episodes of binge eating, by behaviors to prevent weight gain such as self-induced vomiting. The main difference between these two diagnoses is that anorexia nervosa is a syndrome of starving oneself involving significant weight loss, whereas with bulimia nervosa are define by normal weight and above.
More importantly, we need to educate ourselves about proper diet, and how to adopt healthy living. Weight and body size is never an option to fulfill your happiness, get rid of it. Awareness of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa will help you avoid these eating disorders. Eliminate those stressors who do nothing but judging you and others, those are not helpful. Be proud of yourself at the end of the day it’s you who can fulfill your own happiness be with positive people. If you know someone who’s experiencing this kind of disorder express your concern to them especially if he/she is your family member. We encourage everyone to seek a trained professional to help you cope with this disease.