Anorexia vs. Bulimia

The differences between anorexia and Bulimia

Anorexia and Bulimia are serious illness that is related to your eating habits. This can develop into dangerous disorders if not cured in the initial stages. It is advised that if you findanyone close to you having either of the eating disorders than compel him to take necessary treatments to lower the future consequences.

Both being an eating disorder, they have some differences in them. The main reason for this would be the trial of the patient to increase or decrease his or her body-weight. Though the intention behind this would be to create a self-image, there are chances of such activities turning into disorders.

People who starve by taking low fats and calories have chances of developing anorexia. On the contrary, the person who eats much of junk foods initially to create self image by increasing the body-weight and then trying some other junk food to get rid of the weight could become victim of bulimia. The symptoms of an anorexic and a bulimic are somewhat same. The common symptoms are excessive drinking of water, poor health and self-image and use of laxatives.

Anorexia is a type of self-inflicted food restriction due to fear of fat accumulation, obesity, loss of control, fear of getting absorbed by extreme feelings, etc. One of the bases of eating disorder of anorexia is emotional numbing. On the contrary a person eating too much of junk foods in a view of increasing his weight, then practicing starvation to decrease the weight results in Bulimia. The reason behind this would be an aim to build self image. The meaning of bulimia is vomiting. The common usage of word ‘exercise bulimia’ could be find which means that people lean to exercise in order to lower the accumulated fats that they believe to be because of eating junk foods.

Bulimics eat large amount of foods in their entire life whereas anorexics starve more. Overall, both are considered as dangerous eating illness. Thus, it is advised that if someone close to you suffer from any one of the two illnesses then try your best to take them to the physician and treat them as soon as possible. Better treatment could be given to a patient by a qualified mental and medical health professional. Though both are dangerous disorders, they can be cured if treatment is taken at proper time.