Bulimia and Anorexia
In today’s society, it has been really easy to become set on body image. As a consequence to this people feel as though they have to get to certain weight to achieve beauty. Take Top Model magazine for instance, when looking through its contents notice, that all the models in the magazine are almost as skinny as a mop. This is because the world defines beauty as being skinny or lean. Due to the cause for this kind of thinking, society has imprinted these impossible beauty ideals in our head. Which eventually result in leading people to the ideals of dieting and even starving oneself. Anorexia and bulimia are broad conditions that can be best associated with these issues of dieting and starvation. For this reason, I will be explaining what they are and also comparing and contrasting the two most common types of eating disorders that are highly linked to the younger adults known as anorexia and bulimia nervosa.
Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that can be characterized by unnatural food restriction and the intense fear of gaining weight. Due to people’s fears of gaining weight, just eating can become very stressful. There are two types of form for anorexia nervosa, which are restricted and purging type. The restriction type is the kind of eating disorder that restrict the person from consuming a certain amount of calories, while purging is basically vomiting or using some type of laxative. I know the second type sound more like a bulimia condition, but let me explain. The purging type anorexia is basically saying that the longer a person continues to be an anorexic the closer they are to start binging and purging. Anorexia can be cause by problems or issue dwelling in the home, workplace, or etc. with regards to the article “the food and weight-related issues are symptoms of something much deeper: things like depression, loneliness, insecurity, pressure to be perfect, or feeling out of control”...