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Eating disorders are very mysterious disorders.

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Body Eating disorders are very mysterious disorders. Doctors and psychologists are still not exactly sure what causes them and how they work, there are many theories. At least part of it is genetically determined; abnormal levels of brain chemicals may cause people to have anxiety, perfectionism and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)- like thoughts. Some personalities are more vulnerable. (ANRED: What causes eating disorders?, 1) Never before in history have females been pressed to be so thin. (ANRED: What causes eating disorders?, 2) Sometimes all they need is an event that affects them enough emotionally to trigger it. Dieting is the most common trigger, "if there were no dieting, there would be no anorexia nervosa". (ANRED: What causes Eating Disorders, 3) Eating disorders are basically diets gone terribly wrong. (ANRED: What causes eating disorders?, 3) These victims generally feel that everything is "black or white", i.e., success or failure, fat or thin. They are very fearful of sexual situations. They appear in control, but feel weak, powerless, victimized, defeated or resentful. They are angry but don't know how to express it; they ultimately lose their identity to this disorder. (ANRED: What causes eating disorders?, 1) Difficult transition shock, or loss, like marriage, divorce, death, new job, new school, or abuse are known causes. Loneliness, whether isolating themselves from others or actually being lonely is a major trigger. ...read more.

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She is subject to people that may overvalue performance, low body fat, and an idealized, unrealistic body shape, size, and weight. Her dedication, and discipline required makes hiding an eating disorder easy. In fact, she will probably be praised for her self-control, this makes her believe she is being "good". She will also believe this will improve her performance: she will become quicker, faster and stronger, causing her to win more, and granting her more glory; even when research shows just the opposite. Some coaches may even encourage this with the philosophy- "thinner is better". Most athletes compete very well in spite of it. Many sports demand a low level of body fat. Men, however, have leaner muscle tissue and less fatty tissue than women. They also have a significantly higher metabolic rate because muscle burns more calories than fat. So, women who usually carry more body fat than women, with slower metabolisms, and smaller frames require fewer calories than men. Therefore, women gain weight easier than men and have a harder time losing it and keeping it off. (ANRED: female athletes with anorexia nervosa, 1) Now you know who gets this disease, but you have no idea of all of the frightening side effects. Anorexia nervosa can affect your every cell, tissue, and organ. ...read more.

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(ANRED: What causes eating disorders?, 2) Eating disorders are treatable and people do recover. It can take months to years. "It is best when the person seeks counselors to help resolve issues that contribute to the eating disorder". (ANRED: Treatment and Recovery, 1) In order to be fully recovered you must have the maintenance of normal weight, produce regular menstrual cycles-not by medication, eat a diet of normal food, develop good relationships with family and friends, develop age-appropriate romantic relations, have the awareness of the unreasonable cultural demand for thinness, develop good problem solving skills, be involved with fun activities that have nothing to do with food, weight or appearance, understand the choice of your actions and their consequences, and set goals and a realistic plan. While each person's treatment is different, here are some general things that might happen during treatment. (ANRED: Treatment and Recovery, 1) First, hospitalization, which prevents death, suicide and other medical problems; this step is not always needed. Second, they will usually be given some sort of anti- depressant to relieve depression and anxiety. Third, dental work to repair damages, if any. Then, individual counseling to solve all internal problems, particularly those that triggered the disorder. Next, group counseling to learn how to manage relationships. Then, family counseling to change old patterns and create healthier new ones. Next, being educated about nutrition in order to design healthy meals. Finally, support groups to stop the social isolation. (ANRED: Treatment and Recovery, 2) 3 ...read more.

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