Know the eating disorders that can affect your child

Know the eating disorders that can affect your child

Eating disorders among children are getting prominent day by day, In America 2 out of every 100 students suffer from one among these eating disorders. Every year thousands of students develop eating disorders, or problem related to weight gain, eating habits and body image. Eating disorders are not just going on diet or trying to lose weight or doing heavy exercises in order to lose weight. Kids affected by eating disorders represent extremes in eating habits and their opinions about eating like a person cannot go out with friends because they think it’s more important to go for exercising or running to work out for the snack that may be eaten later.

Anorexia nervosa
Anorexia nervosa is one of the most common eating disorders that are becoming prominent in students. People with this disorder have real fear for weight gain and the distorted view of their body shape and size and as a result they eat very little and may become underweight. Kids with this disorder restrict their food intake by fasting, dieting or exercising excessively. They hardly eat and over and above the meagre amount of food they eat becomes obsession in terms of calorie intake counting and further trying to eat as little as possible.

Apart from this disorder there are other disorders too that may affect your kid like Bulimia, Binge eating disorder etc. So always seek your doctor’s prescription and medication otherwise your kid may be seriously affected.