All over the world there are teen girls suffering from anorexia. Anorexia is a common problem with young teen girls. Anorexia is like a disease that takes time to recover from. It causes many problems for teens physically and emotionally. ““Teens become anorexic because they want to stay young and thin [ Jones, Derek p. 34]. ” “Many anorectics start their starvation with a very rigid diet and then become obsessed with losing weight [ Claypool, Jane p. 56]. ” . Their health becomes so damaged and malnutritioned from not eating. There are many places that an anorexic can get help from.
For examples there are special hospitals they can stay at until they can get better and start eating again. There are also counselors and therapists who are ready to help whenever you may need it. Anorexia also affects your family and friends. When you have an anorexic problem your friends and family hate to see you starving yourselves and damaging your health. Your family ands friends also hate to see you stressed out and depressed. Anorexia is a very serious problem most teens have. Some teens become anorexic because they want to look like all he super models.
These days on television all we see is models, that wear a size one saying that if you look like this, then your sure to be beautiful and popular. That just makes girls want to look like that because every where we turn we see clothes that will only look good on skinny people. This makes teens think their fat and want to lose weight fast and will do whatever they need to do to lose weight, which they would become anorexic. Teens think that if they dont lose weight that they will be nobody and everybody will make fun of them.
“Many anorectics try to be perfect, popular, and thin [ Claypool, Jane p. ]. ” All girls think their fat even if their skinny and they think if they starve themselves and not eat anything then they will lose weight. In our society television has promoted the notion that physical perfection is important and that our appearance defines the kind of person each of us is [Pipher, Mary p. 37]. ” Teens have to know that thats not true at all and that they should be happy with the way they look. Another thing that usually causes anorexia is stress. Stress plays a big role in teens life and it causes them to do things they wouldnt normally do, for example become anorexic.
Some teens are so stressed out from problems at home and about their weight that they dont want to eat anymore. Sometimes when teens are stressed and their whole life is changing they think the only thing they can control is their weight and so they stop eating. Anorexia is such a serious problem that it also affects your health in a major way, it causes serious problems. The problems it causes are, damages to your heart and kidney, malnutrition because if u dont eat enough your body doesnt get enough nutrition. The problems are so serious that they may lead to death.
Anorexia doesnt just let u lose weight it causes many problems to your body. It also causes more emotional problems which leads to depression. So if you think that anorexia is a solution to your weight problems then your wrong because it only causes more problems. Anorexia is something that you can fight if you get help as soon as possible. There are many special places where you can get help. There are special anorexic hospitals where you can stay as long as it takes to gain back the weight you lost, and get back your normal eating habits.
There are not just hospitals that you can get help at but there are counselors that you can talk to and that can help. “You should also get a doctor check up as soon as possible because your body may be affected from malnutrition [ Jones, Derek p. 57]. ” When you are trying to get better from anorexia you should do something good for yourself, so you can feel good about yourself. Another thing that you should do to try to get better is to keep track of the weight that you need to gain back[ Jones, Derek p. 58]. ” Eat nutritional food to get more calcium in your body.
Your body is so malnutritioned from all the weight that you lost that you should eat more fruits and vegetables to get back some energy in your body and nutrition. There are vitamins that you can take to help you get back the nutrition in your body. The best thing to do to help you get better is to admit that you have a problem, admit that you want help and that you need it. Thats the best thing that can help you get better which is for you to know that you have a problem and are ready to get help and get better as soon as possible so your body can get better.
You can also talk to friends and family about your problem and you can tell them how to help you get better and what they can do to support you . When you ask for help thats when you really know that youre ready to get better. Make a list of things that you need to do that you know are the things that will help you recover. If you do all these things than you are sure to get better. Anorexia doesnt just affect the person that is anorexic but their family and friends. “Your family and friends hate to see you hurting your yourself by starving yourself [Claypool, Jane p. ]. ”
When youre family sees you like that they wont understand at first why youre doing this yourself. They think that youre doing that to your body to lose weight so you can look like a super model, their going to think that is stupid but you should take to them and explain to them how you feel and why youre doing this to your body. Youre family and friends are there to help you. They ARE also affected by your problem. “When you become anorexic they start to think that they did something wrong or they werent good friends [ Claypool, Jane p. 56].
They also get depressed knowing that their friend or family member are not well and happy. When you become anorexic you should think about what it does to the people around you and how they are affected. Your family and friends can help you if you ask them to. “Almost all teen girls cant stand to put on weight so they become anorexic [ Maloney, Micheal p. 9]. ” “All teens think what other people think of them is very important, that they stop eating so they can lose weight [ Maloney, Micheal p. 13]. ” There are many people that can help you fight your problem of anorexia.
Hospitals are available for you to check in when youre ready to get help. When you become anorexic your family and friends become affected also. Your not just hurting yourself but you are hurting them to because they hate to see you sick and depressed. Anorexia is something that takes time to fight. Teens who are suffering from anorexia usually have a low – esteem. I think that teens who are suffering from anorexia should get help fast. So if u want to lose weight do it the right way, because if you dont then youll have more problems than youre weight to deal with.