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buy discount tastylia (tadalafil) online The National Eating Disorder Association says that more than a million men and boys battle the illness every day, with many experts agreeing that the number is probably higher because many cases go unreported. turnaround binäre optionen “Whether men are developing the ‘excessively muscular or excessively skeletal’ shape,” said Dr. John Morgan, a leading eating order specialist, “the risks are high. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rates of all psychiatric illnesses.”

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Men who as children were teased for being overweight and athletes who must maintain a certain weight for performance reasons are more at risk for developing eating disorders. A man’s obsession with weight can often appear as excessive exercise. Instead of striving to be super thin, men will often strive to appear lean and muscular by dramatically decreasing their percentage of body fat.

“Losing weight and trying to bulk up are not bad goals, but they become unhealthy behaviors once it turns into a desire for physical perfection.”

While women continue to outnumber the number of males with eating disorders, this doesn’t mean that men aren’t affected as well. Though muscular jocks once ruled the landscape of teen movies and TV shows, skinny, boney boys are considered ‘hot’ right now and are portrayed positively on TV. An article in The New York Magazine explains how new styles are suggesting that men slim down their body for the “trendiest, string-beaniest clothing.”

Unfortunately many guys, especially heterosexual ones, don’t get help because of the perception that the only people who get eating disorders are teenage girls and gay men.

“For heterosexual men, and even many homosexuals, anorexia carries an even greater stigma than it does for women, making it hard for them to seek treatment.”

“It was incredibly difficult for me to face this problem because it’s always considered a girl’s disease,” says a male anorexia patient, “There’s that macho thing where you feel like you can’t do anything girly. It’s like being forced to wear pink.”

If there is one thing all of the experts agree on when it comes to males and eating disorders (and there isn’t much), it’s that recovery is only possible with treatment. However, treatment is only possible with the admittance that a problem exists. Some may laugh and say that guys can’t have eating disorders, but this is a serious issue with grave implications and people have to start treating eating disorders as the life-threatening illnesses that they are.


Edited by Ramez Moussa

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