The most common eating disorders observed include,
Bulimia Nervosa is a serious and potentially life-threatening eating disorder. In bulimia, the person suffering experiences episodes of binging and has no self-control over overeating. During the episodes, a person is observed eating too much food in very less time and then unhealthy ways are used to get rid of extra calories from the body.
Anorexia Nervosa is one of the most dangerous and life-threatening eating disorders. It is characterized by an intense fear of weight gain, abnormal perception of weight or shape of the body, and extreme efforts to control weight gain.
A lack of control over your eating can result in a binge-eating disorder where no matter how much you eat, you want to eat more. You might indulge in patterns where you eat more than you intended even when you are full. The embarrassment caused by binge-eating can cause you to eat alone or hide.
Avoidant Food Intake Disorder
Avoid Food Intake Disorder makes a person not meet their daily nutrition intake. This is because of the avoidance shown by the person due to several factors like color, taste, smell, and the texture of food. Food is often avoided due to some irrational fears like choking on the food.
In this disorder, chewed food is brought up again in the mouth without gagging or feeling nauseous. This can result in causing malnutrition as the food swallowed is expelled from the mouth repeatedly.