As a result of this sudden loss of weight, the body does not get enough nutrients, thus it is forced to slow down all of its processes, in order to conserve energy. This then leads to an abnormally slow heart rate and low blood pressure, which ultimately results in heart failure. People with this disorder may also face muscle loss, dry and brittle bones and severe dehydration which can lead to kidney failure, fatigue and overall weakness. About 90-95% of anorexia nervosa sufferers are typically females in their early or mid-stages of adolescence. In addition, this issue has also one of the highest death rates of any mental health condition.
People who have this disorder binge eat regularly and cannot control themselves while they are eating. Binge eating is also defined as compulsive overeating wherein the individual uncontrollably consumes huge amounts of food whilst having the inability to stop himself. The main reason as to why people engage into binge eating and comfort food is because they are stressed and depressed (Alicio, 2007). Studies show that the more an individual feel negative emotions, the more they indulge themselves to compulsive overeating (Juan, 2002). For binge eaters, food is like a "drug" that is hard to resist once you get addicted to it.
Case Study: Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia Nervosa is a complex eating disorder categorized by an intense fear of gaining weight, a distorted self-body image and an obsession with having a thin figure. Individuals with this condition have a body mass index (BMI) below 17.5 kg/m2 or 15% lower than the average expected weight for their age and height. There are two different subtypes of anorexia; restricting subtype and a binging subtype. In the restricting type of anorexia, weight loss is achieved by restricting the intake of calories by following a strict diet, fasting, and exercising to excess. In the binging type of anorexia, weight loss is achieved by binging/purging.
However, there is no purging or frequent exercising in the binge-eating disorder, that is where the two differ. Another difference between these disorders is that each disorder has its own set of treatments and there is a higher improvement rate in binge-eating disorder compared to bulimia nervosa. III. Clinical Assessment of Assigned Diagnosis A. Recurrent episodes of binge eating. An episode of binge eating is characterized by both of the follow.
Being this vulnerable can lead them down into crossroads while trying to find out who they are, their purpose and where they belong. With a stigma of being rebellious and destructive, many mental illnesses among adolescents are overlooked and looked at as rebellious behavior. Many of these adolescents go untreated and left out in the unforgiving pressures of life. Health issue and targeted population The health issue that is going to be further explored is eating disorders in adolescents. This certain group is being targeted because they are more susceptible to different types of pressure.
Obesity: There is a direct link between young children’s eating habits and them becoming overweight and obese later on. Children in families with insufficient access to nutritious foods are in fact significantly more likely to be obese in early childhood than other children. This is the result of excessive calorie intake and an emphasis on foods that have high levels of fat, sugar and sodium. This is especially true of children who regularly consume fast food. Obesity in children can lead to conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and a variety of other health problems besides depression and lower
At this stage, the condition of patient will become a lot worsen. Class IIIa is the weakness of limb or axial muscles. The head, hand and leg will become difficult to use. The weakness is increase so the patient will have greater difficulty to move around. The weakness of bulbar and respiratory muscle will become worsen in Class IIIb.
Media has contributed to the development eating disorders like bulimia and anorexia . Subpoint: Bulimia is when a person binge eats then purges or use laxatives to avoid the risk of gaining weight. People with this disorder are at risk of heart failure, kidney failure and also death. SSP: The media has a strong hold on people's perceptions of what beauty is supposed to be. Because of this, many people have experienced eating disorders like bulimia.
Media Influence on Body Image Outline Preface: The old adage says that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, however, in recent times the obsession of a signified perfect body has been escalated by media greatly. While most communities teach young individuals that physical beauty does not matter as compared to the inner beauty, this seems to contradict the same as depicted by media through reality shows, billboards, magazines, and a myriad of other platforms. In recent studies, body image perceptions have thus resulted to eating disorders amongst both females and males alike more likely affecting the teenagers and the young adults. This study thus seeks to determine the relationship between the media, body image, and eating disorders. Thesis Statement: Individual acceptance is a norm widely accepted across different societies, however, in recent development the portrayal of the perfect body image through media platforms has caused great body dissatisfactions and consequently leading to eating disorders amongst teenagers and young adults.
We are seeing a continuing increase in eating- and weight-related problems ranging from obesity to body dissatisfaction, unpredictable eating patterns, binge eating, too much or too little physical activity, unhealthy weight control behaviors, and eating disorders, and doing this research to show how self-image affected teenage girls’ health. Causes of Negative Teenage Body Image: “Adolescence is a time when the self-concept evolves to more fully incorporate the world and its expectations” (Rosenberg, 1986). Growing up, having a distinguished physical characteristic, such as being overweight, can make both self and social acceptance even more challenging and contribute to the development of a negative self-image. A child’s body image is persuaded by many factors. These factors include family environment, ability or disability, attitudes of peers, the media and advertising, the fashion industry and cultural background.
Many times the brain confuses thirst with hunger, so this slight issue usually causes people to overeat when in reality, all they needed was simply water. Body functions will also not be able work as well as they could and can put health more at risk to sickness or disease. Some people, especially athletes, may notice sore joints during or after workouts if not properly hydrated prior to exercise. Mild dehydration can also cause headaches, dizziness, and low energy levels. Severe dehydration can result in body functions shutting down, very low energy levels, and fainting.
In conclusion, media consumption plays a imperative role in the consumer consumption, especially in teenagers. Often we are bombarded with negative propaganda and negative messages that can lead to hating our self-image and lowering our self- confidence. It is alright and healthy to look like a woman, curves. It is not healthy to look emaciated and malnourished. Beauty is not about how many ribs you can see, or how bony your legs are.
People with eating disorders current beliefs and faulty logic will need to be turned into consistent and logical beliefs. Lastly, clients will need to focus on life satisfaction. Most people with eating disorders are so focused on worrying and/or being fearful of food and weight gain that they have lost focus of bigger issues in their
8.4 Discussion Diabetic patients often the wound heal poorly. They have higher incidence of DFU. Even if the patients have normal pulse rate the healing of wound and peripheral injuries are slow. The poor healing is diabetes is due to micro vascular change manifested by endothelial proliferation in small arteries and basement membrane thickening in capillaries. The obesity also leads to diabetes and reduces the immune capacity of the patient.
Allergies and nutrition: Balanced diet and nutrition are keys to physical and psychological fitness. Various food allergies affect the diet of individual which affects the physical growth. Lack of proper nutrition has adverse effects on health like anaemia, tiredness, loss of vision, etc. which harms physical, social, behavioural, intellectual development. Social development affects in children with severe allergies as they always worry about their allergic reactions.