Cases of bulimia and anorexia increase in Mexico

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In the country, anorexia and bulimia, conditions that affect mostly women, increase in a “worrying” way, proof of which is that in 10 years the demand for care for these diseases.

Eating disorders are difficult to measure because they are behaviors that people deny until the disease can not be hidden by excessive weight loss of patients, so there is underreporting of those suffering from these conditions.

According to the specialist in the subject, a data that allows measuring the increase of anorexia and bulimia is that the National Institute of Psychiatry recorded that from 1992 to 2002 the demand for treatment for these diseases increased 15 times.

Eating disorders mainly affect women. In the country, nine out of 10 cases of anorexia correspond to women, while one out of every six cases of bulimia is suffered by a man. The age at which most have both diseases is between 12 and 17 years of age.

Eating disorders occur in women and men of all socioeconomic levels: We have a record of cases of anorexia or bulimia in marginalized or indigenous communities, and in very high social strata.

Those who suffer from these types of diseases have common characteristics: They are perfectionists, they have control over their impulses, they come from dysfunctional families, where there is overprotection, control over adolescents and physical and emotional abuse,

People who come from families that pay close attention to the physical image are more vulnerable to suffering from these disorders.

Another constant in women with anorexia or bulimia is that they have been victims of violence. Between 70 and 80 percent have suffered physical or psychological violence and about 20 percent suffered sexual assault.
Anorexia causes severe malnutrition that leads to loss of memory and irreversible physical damage. While with bulimia there are cardiovascular alterations that can lead to cardiac arrest, the loss of teeth and damage to the digestive system.

Those who suffer from these disorders lose 50 percent of their weight. With malnutrition, the body works at 50 percent because there is little or no nutrition.

50 percent of people with bulimia or anorexia is cured, 20 percent survive but relapses, another 20 percent improves and 10 percent die. Your recovery depends on the disease being detected in time and receiving a multidisciplinary treatment.

There are patients who arrive after 20 years of evolution of the disease; they are women in bed all the time, they no longer have contact with reality and the only thing that can be done is to treat them so that they stay with vital signs and can integrate a bit into society, but they are no longer cured.