Anorexia and bulimia
The meaning of the saying "beauty — terrible force" sounded different when the beauty standards of the late twentieth century were disastrous for thousands of young girls. These diseases are called disease models. Because thanks to them the world first heard about the disease anorexia and bulimia.
What is anorexia and bulimia? Anorexia is food refusal. Suffering from this disease initially try to ignore the feeling of hunger, later it disappears altogether. Complete abstinence from food leads to a depletion of the body and unnatural thinness. Bulimia - Overeating disease. Uncontrolled bouts of binge eating, followed by getting rid of food with laxative or gastric lavage.
The first victim of bulimia is the well-known model of the 70-ies of Twiggy. This girl shaped the ideal of modern beauty, the limiting figure is 90-60-90. The very beauty came to the hospital as a result of heart failure after prolonged starvation and the subsequent attack of uncontrolled gluttony.
Anorexia and bulimia were officially recognized as a disease of the XXI century. These are mental disorders that are difficult to treat. Each year this couple takes the lives of more than a thousand young girls and teenagers. Studies in recent years show that men are increasingly suffering from these ailments.
The fashion for unnatural, children's standards, which promotes contemporary culture, forcing thousands of girls to fall in panic because of the fear of excess weight. Almost every tenth girl in the age of 12 to 18 years manic obsessed with its own weight. Often this leads to mental disorders and nervous breakdowns.
Parents are sounding an alarm, because anorexia and bulimiacan leak for years without visible signs. And therefore to recognize the disease on time is sometimes almost impossible.
Prerequisites for the development of diseases of anorexia and bulimia can become not only imposed on the blue screen and glossy magazines ideals of beauty, dissatisfaction with their figure can develop due to constant comments about weight. Sometimes, without thinking about the consequences, close people themselves become the cause of a teenager's psychological frustration.
The push to give up food can serve as a work. After all, there are many professions that require girls to have certain standards of beauty. Therefore, anorexia and bulimia are common in models, dancers, singers, gymnasts.
Mania weight loss and refusal to eat lead to a number of violations in the systems of the body. Problems in the endocrine system, slowing the heartbeat, lowering blood pressure, constant mood swings, dehydration, digestion disorders, disorders of the nervous activity — is not a complete list of consequences that result from anorexia and bulimia. If left untreated, the girl may well expect death. The cause of death can be not only exhaustion and a heart attack, lack the necessary body elements. Sometimes it happens that, unable to accept their own appearance, the victim of the diseases of anorexia and bulimia commits suicide.
For patients diagnosed with anorexia and bulimia food is no longer a source of pleasure. Girls suffering from anorexia are panically afraid of eating, and in patients with bulimia, uncontrollable binge eating occurs due to the fact that the depleted body requires food. In this case, the victim of the disease can eat everything indiscriminately.
To recover from the diseases of anorexia and bulimia by yourself is almost impossible. Such patients requires immediate help of a psychiatrist or psychotherapist, and if the disease has gone far, and the body began to change, then many other experts. The main thing is to find out the disease in time and not be afraid to seek help.