Can you spot an eating disorder? Here are the top 5 ways to spot it

Can you spot an eating disorder?

Eating disorder is prevalent in every strata on society no matter the educational level or social standing. A lot has to do with the advertising industry,  where a skinny image of a person is more appreciated than a fuller body type.

A person who is constantly experimenting with their diets, exercising excessively to notice a change in their body type, or obsessive over their weight on a weighing scale – all show signs of some sort of eating disorder.

Top 5 Ways To Spot An Eating Disorder

    1. Weight Fluctuation – Frequent weight fluctuation could be a glaring reason as signs of an eating disorder. People with anorexia tend to under eat, look very thin (or emaciated), however feel that they are overweight. Individuals with bulimia – eat a lot in front of people and then vomit it all out – making them prone to other problems such as GERD or heart burn.
    2. Overemphasis on weight – From someone who is trying the new fad diets that  get publicised  in the media or those suffering from eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia, all show signs of body image obsessiveness. According to the Torrance Memorial Memorial Centre, in California says that people suffering from anorexia will show signs of under eating and those suffering from bulimia will show signs of over eating both trying to control their body weight and size.
    3. Social Isolation – Those suffering from an eating disorder, often sit in isolation. According to the research carried out at the Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak, USA ; these individuals sit down in a social setting and psychologically feel bad for those who have a hearty and stomach full meal.
    4. Hair Loss – Unless hereditary,  hair loss is well linked to a poor diet. Read about the top ten foods to eat, to maintain your hair health here.
    5. Declining physical health – With the lack of nutrients being digested in the body by very little to no intake of food, the overall health deteriorates. Use of laxative also depletes the electrolyte balance of the body causing weakness.

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