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What are some of the health problems associated with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder? Explain, from a physiological standpoint, how eating disorders may lead to health problems. Give at least three examples to support your answer.
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Some of the health problems associated with anorexia nervosa is:
* arrhythmias (a fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat) * bradycardia (slow heartbeat) * hypotension (low blood pressure)
* hematological (blood) An estimated one-third of anorexic patients have mild anemia (low red blood cell count). Leukopenia (low white blood cell count) occurs in up to 50 percent of anorexic patients.
* gastrointestinal (stomach and intestines)
Amenorrhea often precedes severe weight loss and continues after normal weight is restored. * Oral trauma. * renal (kidney) Dehydration often associated with anorexia results in highly concentrated urine. and low calcium intake and absorption is common. Reduced levels of growth hormones are sometimes found on anorexic patients and may explain growth retardation sometimes seen in anorexic patients. . When the onset of anorexic symptoms occurs before peak bone formation has been attained (usually mid to late teens). Polyuria (increased production of urine) may also develop in anorexic patients when the kidneys' ability to concentrate urine decreases. The health problems associated with bulimia nervosa is: * Perimolysis. Gaining weight and some medications help to restore normal intestinal motility. or the erosion of tooth enamel by gastric acids. Normal nutrition usually restores normal growth. Renal changes usually return to normal with the restoration of normal weight.Normal movement in intestinal tract often slows down with very restricted eating and severe weight loss. a greater risk of osteopenia (decreased bone tissue) or osteoporosis (bone loss) exists. amenorrhea (cessation of the menstrual cycle for at least three consecutive months when otherwise expected) is one of the hallmark symptoms of anorexia. in which repetitive insertion of fingers or other objects causes lacerations to the lining of the mouth or throat. * endocrine (hormones) In females. * skeletal (bones) Persons with anorexia are at an increased risk for skeletal fractures (broken bones). Bone density is often found to be low in females with anorexia.
After visiting it I found it to be quite interesting. but I didn’t realize. Just by looking at society. . * High blood pressure. * Esophagitis. * High blood cholesterol levels. What does the web site tell you about obesity that you were not aware of before? Explain what you have learned in your answer. * Electrolyte inbalance. * Gallbladder disease. problems associated with a binge-eating disorder is: * More illnesses due to a lack of proper nutrition. * More risk for type 2 diabetes. * Swollen salivary glands.org/information/factsheets. * Dehydration and hypokalemia due to loss of fluids and potassium depletion. First of all I was shocked to see that there was a web site for obesity awareness.asp and read about the health effects of obesity. * Heart disease. Some of the health Question 2: Visit the American Obesity Awareness Web site at ** http://naaso. * Certain types of cancer. or irritation of the esophagus by frequent contact with gastric acids. I can see that people in general have gotten bigger over the years.* Chronic gastric reflux after eating.
Alabama. as well as worldwide. it only makes people fatter and unhealthier. and Tennessee. The fact that 30% of men and women in the ages of 18-29 are obese is a shocking number. and lots of gravy. I wonder why. That is alarming! I was not aware so many people are obese. All states in the deep south. It also went on to say that Blacks were more likely to be obese and the 3 states mentioned are all in the deep south which has a high percentage of blacks. I also read that the president of the obesity society thinks that children born today will live shorter lives than their parents.“overweight and obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. I just didn't know it was a big problem (no pun intended). A lot of high fatty foods. I think it may be the old southern style of cooking from that part of the country. If there was a better education and better habits of eating. I knew that obesity was a problem. .” Children make up a large portion of the overweight. Do you think that it could be because of the terrain? Maybe more active people live there? And the states with the highest percentage of obesity (over 30%) were Mississippi. and that was Colorado. Given the unhealthy foods people eat. What I found that was pretty interesting was the fact that only 1 state had the lowest percentage of obesity. and fried foods. this problem will minimize.