Failure to do so results in their immune system producing antibodies which attacks the lining of their bowel causing them to have abdominal pains, constipation/diarrhoea, bloating, difficulty in gaining weight in childhood or maintaining weight in adulthood and anaemia. Because it affects the way their body can absorb nutrients it can also lead to osteoporosis and increase their risk of bowel cancer. Some foods can be bought that are labelled ‘gluten free’ but tend to be more expensive. • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is the term used to describe a condition when on inspection of the bowel everything seems normal, but the person suffers with symptoms like abdominal pain, flatulence, bloating and constipation/diarrhoea. The person may want to keep a food diary to help discover which foods make their condition worse and avoid them in the future.
Often, I observe fellow students commenting, “I probably shouldn’t eat this, but…I don’t care.” Thoughts such as these allow the perpetuation of nutritionally poor decisions, especially if a woman is able to maintain her weight, but most times, weight is an unreliable indicator of good health. Stephen Hennigar, Ph.D. candidate in nutritional sciences at Penn State University, describes the issue with using weight as an indicator for good health, “We know that being underweight is associated with increased health risks and that overweight or obese individuals are at a higher risk for chronic diseases and have a shorter life expectancy. However, we also know that weight alone does not capture the whole picture. A more comprehensive assessment that includes indicators of diet and lifestyle and physical and biochemical analyses is a more accurate indicator when assessing overall health,” (“Answer to Q’s”). However, as a society with an obesity epidemic, we tend to believe in weight as an indication of health, especially since obesity is a health problem that is diagnosed based on weight or body mass index.
As with other eating disorder sufferers, they negatively evaluate their body shape and weight. They may find comfort in food if they are stressed or unhappy, then feel guilty after bingeing. As the disorder becomes a dominant part of their life, the sufferer may become withdrawn and isolated. Eating disorder 2: Anorexia nervosa sufferers have a distorted body image, which is at the heart of the condition. They constantly worry about their weight and are obsessed with being thin.
Understand and meet the nutritional requirements of individuals with dementia. Outcome 1 1) People with dementia can easily forget to eat and drink or if they have eaten or drunk sometimes they want more when they have already eaten, they can for get their likes / disli,kes, these can have various consequences to their well being I.e Lose / gain weight , eat the wrong foods especially if they have dietary problems ( diabetic or allergies, high cholesterol. Some people with dementia need observing, prompting and encouragement. 2) Poor nutrition due to lack of sustenance can cause brain and health deterioration as not they are not getting the correct balanced diet. 3) Forgetting to eat or drink/ eaten or drunk can cause distress and emotional problems, also could cause health problems I.e Bowl movement, bladder problems (UTI’s), challenging behaviour, problems when assisting to eat.
b) Dieting should be done gently and not done quickly, all of sudden. Don’t reduce your daily calorie intake by too much. Fasting and diet pills may indeed lead to diet loss, but these methods can cause you to get gallstones, start to lose hair, muscle, and may also damage your heart and other organs very quickly. Do not go for an overnight miracle. Instead, follow these steps to lose weight steadily, healthily, and more sustainable.
Being obese as a child or adolescent increases the risk of a range of diseases and disorders in adulthood, regardless of whether the adult is obese or not. It’s important to identify and start to reverse or prevent the condition before children become adults. Ideally, overweight and obesity should be prevented. Short term • Lack of energy: This is a short-term effect that results from the consumption of junk food. As junk foods don't provide you with essential nutrients, even though they can be very much sufficing, one feels weakened.
Research has shown that people who are suffering from depression tend to eat more foods that are carbohydrates as it increases their serotonin level, however consuming foods that are purely carbohydrate is difficult as there is almost always a trace of another food component, for example, protein. BENTON 2002 says that the serotonin hypothesis isn’t valid when explaining anti-depressant effects of high carbohydrate diets, due to breakdown of Tryptophan from small traces of food components within carbohydrate foods as this stops it from entering the brain. This would mean that serotonin levels wouldn’t alter, therefore depression isn’t cured. However people continue to consume carbohydrates as GIBSON 2006 said they believe it will alter their serotonin levels. Opiate hypothesis involves the neurotransmitters, for example beta-endorphin, being released from neurones to act as synapses at the opiate receptors.
Over the passed three days I have discovered that though, personally I feel comfortable with my eating habit, that there were some areas that I could develop more. In comparison with the Food Pyramid, I do not follow the ideal serving size. I do not consume many vegetables (to start) or dairy products (since I am Lactose intolerant). However, I do make up the lack of calcium and minerals by digesting supplements (which are not an ideal source of nutrients but in difficult living situations, such as the one I am in currently, it is the best option) and occasionally eating food that is high in calcium, such as spinach or non-lactose milk. I have also discovered, in this comparison that I could cut down on my carbohydrate intake.
Another way to prevent this disease is to change your eating habits such as eating foods that are high in fat. Not eating greasy foods only helps the digestive system to function properly. Avoiding drinks that have caffeine, too much chocolate and foods that are too spicy. How you control this disease is by taking antibiotics,
Case Study: Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia Nervosa is a complex eating disorder categorized by an intense fear of gaining weight, a distorted self-body image and an obsession with having a thin figure. Individuals with this condition have a body mass index (BMI) below 17.5 kg/m2 or 15% lower than the average expected weight for their age and height. There are two different subtypes of anorexia; restricting subtype and a binging subtype. In the restricting type of anorexia, weight loss is achieved by restricting the intake of calories by following a strict diet, fasting, and exercising to excess. In the binging type of anorexia, weight loss is achieved by binging/purging.