My disease is Bulimia.I choose this topic because I was very curious about it.This disease effects the digestive system, which effects the rest of the body systems.
Bulimia is a disease that is a serious eating disorder characterized by alternating binge eating and purging.The Bulimicfirst eats the food and then gets rid of it by either vomiting or the use of laxatives and diuretics.The disease can vary from some people just eating an ice cream cone and vomiting to those who eat and vomit after every meal.
The overall desire to be thin and accepted appears to be the main cause of Bulimia.The attitudes about diet and appearance expressed by parents can be a factor.Teens may temporarily become slightly overweight and parents who react negatively may cause their children to become fearful or anxious about the way they look.It has been discovered that female teens have a strong desire to please their father and when he is rigid, emotionally distant, demanding and a perfectionist, this my cause a very low self-esteem or self-worth in his teenage daughter.The daughter may discover she has control of only one thing and that is her body and by controlling her weight, no matter how drastic the measure, and being thin means that she is not a failure.Bulimics learn from their families to "look" like they don't have any problems and in our society, being thin is "looking perfect," inside and out.
When teens have a low self-esteem and/or self-worth they cannot handle problems with friends and peers.They may not want to, or know how to, talk to their parents or friends about problems or pressures and again, the feeling of being in control of something, like their "thin body" is enough and they will go to any length to get it.
Over time, the body is physically effected by Bulimia.Some of the physical effects are; the onset of diabetes, malnutrition, erosion of tooth enamel caus…

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