Male anorexia is called sometimes " Manorexia " in the media, in our image obsessed culture of course men would not be immune to the societal pressures. Did you know over 10 million men will have an eating disorder at some point in there lives. Also youd be suprised to learn the mortaliy rate is acutually higher in men. So what are the types of eating disorders ? What can you do to help a man or boy in your life who is stuggling with an eating disorder. Bulumia Nervosa, Anorexia Nervosa , Binge Eating are some of the most common eating disorders among men, According to
NEDA ( National Eating Disorders Association.) Also grouped in with those disorders such as the Adonis Complex and Supplement Abuse .
"Males may account for approx 1-5% of patients with anorexia nervosa although prior to puberty the risk increases, and approx 50% of sufferers in children are boys. Males account for 5-10% of patients with Bulimia Nervosa. In actual numbers, bulimia is more common among males than anorexia and will occur in a greater ratio. In actual numbers this means that there are more men with bulimia than there are with anorexia."
I am not a licenced medical professional nor claim to be , please consult your physician, nutritionist or psycholodcial professional if you feel you or a loved one is in need of treatment. I will also provide links at the end of the post that are helpful in finding assistance. Im just passionate about people loving and accepting themselves as they are now.
You can also find Support Groups , Information , Research Studies at www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
NEDA Confidential Helpline at 1-800-931-2237