As with any illness, eating disorders are complex and multi-varied. However, there are a few key things you should know about them.
Connection to Compulsive Exercise
Eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia, are often linked to compulsive exercising, but not exclusively. Photo by Official U.S. Navy Imagery
Different Ends of the Spectrum
There are different types of eating disorders where a person will eat too little (anorexia), too much (binge eating), or make themselves sick (bulimia). Overeating and under-eating are at complete opposite ends of the spectrum. Photo by avlxyz
Eating disorders will lead to poor health, including malnourishment and obesity. They can also cause long-term medical problems, such as diabetes, heart failure/attack, seizure, and deterioration of bones and muscles. Photo by KOMUnews
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