Presentation on theme: "Annie Routh Cassidy Smith Michael Hartjes Max Bulimia Bulimia is a severe eating disorder (consists of harmful eating patterns) Bulimics often eat large."— Presentation transcript:
Bulimia Bulimia is a severe eating disorder (consists of harmful eating patterns) Bulimics often eat large amounts of food in a short period of time (known as binging) and get rid of the food through purging (throwing up) The way bulimics eat is similar to the way alcoholics drink-they can be influenced by friends and often occur in spurts-the bulimic is preoccupied with food
Bulimia (cont.) A bulimic will be obsessed with food and their weight Often begins after a dieter has broken diet restrictions Repeated episodes of overeating followed by vomiting, laxative use, fasting, or excessive exercise Majority of bulimics are women in their teens or late twenties Bulimia can be marked by weight fluctuations within or above normal ranges-NOT NESSERCARLY WIEHGT LOSS Bulimics often display signs of depression and anxiety after binges http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRPZko3DG_g&featu re=related
Treatment for Bulimia? Cognitive-behavioral therapy (breaking down negative thoughts & working on things such as the binge and purge cycle, changing unhealthy thoughts and patterns, and solving emotional issues) Only about 1 in 10 girls actually receive treatment for the disorder Treatment for bulimia is very expensive…$500- $2000 a day!! And the worse part is….insurance companies do not cover this treatment Mortality rate: 3.9%
Activity Take a look at yourself in the mirror…what do you see? A bulimic would see something similar to this: This clearly thin girl sees herself as overweight when she looks in the mirror.
Next we are going to talk about another major eating disorder…OBESITY
Obesity Serious problem: 65% of Americans are overweight Typically have unhealthy eating patterns rather than an obsession with eating patterns Some people may be genetically predisposed to obesity
Obesity (cont.) Obesity can be measured as body mass index (aka BMI) An overweight person is about 100 lbs over the average weight for their age, height, etc Obesity can increase the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, gallstones, arthritis, and even certain types of cancer!! In 2004 the US Medicare system officially recognized obesity as an illness Bottom line: Obesity leads to a shorter life expectancy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFjq3jj4e90