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Anorexia Essay

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Do you know what anorexia is and how evil it can be? Anyone can catch this terrible disorder. Anorexia is a monster that can harm you, your mind and body. Thousands of people all over the world suffer this and you can catch it too. I think that it is sad that someone cares about how they look so much that it would cause them to go anorexia to make them feel perfect.

What is anorexia? Well anorexia is a mental illness or eating disorder that makes people stave, so they can feel skinny. People who suffer anorexia are usually terrified to gain weight. Many people confuse anorexia to bulimia. Both are alike in many ways but they have their difference. Bulimia is to throw up and anorexia is to starve. Anorexia is the top 5 most common eating disorder in the United State. This disorder mostly occurs in girls around that age of 13 - 25. Anorexia can last a long time and can be hard to recover. Many people die from anorexia.

Lots of people wonder what cause people to go anorexia. Well no one is sure how anorexia is cause. Some doctors believe that anorexia is cause because of depression. Other reasons are because people will feel fat or want to fit in with their friends. Sports that focus in body size also cause anorexia (dance, model, gymnastic, etc.). Sometime anorexia occurs in the family. Many famous people suffer this. Some celebrities that suffer anorexia are Demi Lovato, Lady Gaga, Brittney Spears, and Princess Diana. Demi Lovato suffers anorexia because she was worry about her weight when she goes sing in her concert. Lady Gaga was worry how she looks in magazine. And Princess Diana because she was depress when her parent got divorce. If your suffering anorexia and think that you’re the only one in the world that is suffering remember that your not alone.

Anorexia makes a huge impact to your health. Anorexia can cause problems in the heart and bones. Also it would cause kidney problems, muscle atrophy, and constipation. Some signs of anorexia are fainting, dizziness, missing period, thin looking, eating small amount of food, playing around with food, thin breakable hair, etc. 15% died from anorexia. Half of the times it occurs in women. In the 1960s the rates of anorexia when up. 60% of kids who suffer anorexia started when they were in high schools. Occurring to the EDC (Eating Disorder Coalition) that 5 year olds kids start to worry about their weight and that 40% of 9-year-old girls have dieted. I think that it is very sad that people start anorexia or worry about their weight at a young age. Also 50% of people know a...

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