Eating Disorders and their causes

Eating disorders have been increasing, especially in recent years; being the most vulnerable adolescent population, this is because it is fair at this stage of development when young people are searching for their identity. Anorexia dramatically affects your health and your appearance, your hair falls, your skin is yellow, and your teeth rot, when you recover from your illness you can solve each of these aesthetic problems little by little, it can go with your Dr. Mexico for teeth and with a dermatologist for skin and hair.

Anorexia and bulimia are the most common, but binge eating or compulsive eater is also increasing. But what is a disorder of eating behavior?

It is a mental illness, characterized by a distortion of the body image, which causes great suffering to the individual, having thoughts of constant dissatisfaction with food and body.

Anorexia is characterized by restricting the intake of food to a minimum, and the person usually does constant fasting, extreme diets and physical exercise to burn the few calories they consume.

In bulimia, the person is binge eating, then induce vomiting to compensate for what he ate, you can also try to exercise, due to the fault of having exceeded the food.

While in binge eating disorder, it is characterized by an uncontrollable form of food intake, exceeding reasonable limits for the person.

According to the health sector, each year there are approximately 20,000 cases of anorexia and bulimia, occurring between 14 and 17 years old; Although unfortunately this disease also affects girls, examples of 8-year-olds have been found.

The causes of the development of eating disorders are multifactorial, among which we find:

Biological factors: Some studies indicate that abnormal levels of specific chemical components in the brain, predispose some people to suffer from anxiety, hormonal problems, hiccups or hyperthyroidism, perfectionism, compulsive behaviors. That is why it is critical to have a medical examination.

Psychological factors: Those who suffer from an eating disorder, have a distorted perception of themselves and their bodies, have a hard time enjoying life and achievements, tending to minimize them and not feel satisfied. Trying always to have control of your life through food.

Family factors: Usually in these cases people usually come from very rigid families, perfectionists and even overprotective. Where love is conditioned if parents are pleased with their requirements to be beautiful according to their patterns.