The time when the bodies of your children undergo changes, they tend to develop a new image of their own sexuality and attractiveness. In addition, when they start adding weight and round out, their casual relationship with food and their eating becomes more complex.
Studies have shown that many children become victims to societal pressures during their teenage phase and may suffer from lifelong obesity and many more medical risks associated with obesity, such as heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and even damage to the oesophagus which is caused due to bulimia and other body image issues and disorders. Children who positively and successfully accept these changes may mature into confident and healthy individuals who respect and value their own bodies and are in full control of their eating habits which is required for their right development.
This is a serious eating disorder which involves self starvation where the body is denied of the essential nutrients which are required for normal functioning. Body is thus forced to slow down all its functions, resulting in serious medical problems and its main features are:
There are 2 types of anorexia which are commonly seen are:
The affect of frequent binge and purge series of bulimia may affect the entire digestive system and it may lead to chemical and electrolyte imbalances in the body which might affect the functions of the heart and other major organs. Health problems due to bulimia nervosa include:
Binge Eating Disorder(BED)
This eating disorder is associated with clinical obesity due to eating large amounts of food in a short time frame ; eating when not hungry; even eating to the point of feeling uncomfortable; eating normally during meal times; and then again eating large amounts of food; feeling disgusted or depressed or guilty after eating large amounts of food.
Health problems due to this eating disorder are:
And due to overweight and obesity, the health problems faced are: