• What You Need To Know About Eating Disorders

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    This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.  When you hear the term “Eating Disorder”, you may think African-Americans especially women can’t relate.  However, current trends and studies beg to differ.

    A study published by PBS Nova Online revealed younger, more educated and perfecting seeking African-American women are most at risk of succumbing to eating disorders.  Click here for full article

    Eating Disorders can range from Anorexia nervosa , Binge eating and Bulimia.

    Here are some interesting facts according to the National Institute of Health:

    • Women are more likely than men to have eating disorders.
    • It usually starts in teenage years.
    • Eating disorders often occurs with depression, anxiety disorders and substance abuse.
    • Eating disorders can cause heart and kidney problems and even death.

    Early detection is key in addition to getting the help and treatment you need.

    4 Steps Involved with Treatment:

    • Nutritional counseling
    • Mental Health Therapy
    • Monitoring Progress
    • Medicines (sometimes)

    If you or someone you love has an eating disorder, please click on the links below for more information:

    National Eating Disorders Organization

    National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

    Support Groups.com

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