Males and Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders in males are on the rise and the numbers are increasing quite rapidly. It is hard to determine the actual number of males who suffer because of the stigma attached to eating disorders—that they are exclusively for females—and so males are ashamed to admit that they have a "feminine disease." But eating disorders are in no way exclusive to women. In fact, studies show that 1 in every 4 eating disorder cases is male.
Eating disorders are quite serious and dangerous. Life-threatening side effects may arise due to the severity of the disorder. Eating disorders are very similar in men and women, and the reasons why a male may develop an eating disorder are not very different than why a female may develop one.