Anorexia and Bulimia are the most common eating disorders in today's society. These two diseases are simply referred to as "diseases of skinny people". "That is usually caused by psychological factors From stress And social values.
In which both diseases are classified as the highest mortality rate among psychiatric disorders.
By the first disease called "Anorexia" patients with this disease. Often have feelings of anxiety about their own weight a lot And often have a false perception of their body shape, such as how skinny they are Or regardless of how much weight loss The patient feels that he is still fat. Causing patients with anorexia Tend to lose weight both by dieting Strenuous exercise for many hours a day. Including the use of dangerous weight loss methods Like the use of diet pills The use of laxatives Or that the diuretic The external symptoms of patients with anorexia. Often the symptoms that result from the lack of nutrients such as the body weight is much lower than the rules. With fainting, easily fainting, hair loss, brittle nails, irregular menstruation Or low blood pressure Which these symptoms can lead to deathม
The second disease is Bulimia, which is a disease for people who want to be skinny and also worried about their shape. But Bulimia patients often have problems with eating large quantities of food that cannot be controlled. And then followed by guilt Then drew his throat to vomit Which, after doing so, in the latter, the patient will start to vomit automatically. After every meal Most of the patients in the group Will not be very thin, like patients in Anoraxia.
The dangers of bulimia Will occur as a result of severe vomiting problems such as
Which these conditions can be dangerous until leading to death.
Taking care of both groups of patients People around them, especially family and friends. Very important Because sometimes patients tend to be unaware of it And then not accepting that what they have is wrong.
The doctor recommends ... Anyone with someone close to you who suspects the condition of these two diseases Should give love and encouragement Then led to see a psychiatrist When the patient started to accept and became aware of the situation Therefore will lead to maintaining a healthy body.
Information provided by: Dr. Narumon Thongsriiam
Compiled by: Medisci