- How old am I:
- Sexual identity:
- I like man
- What is the color of my hair:
- My Zodiac sign:
- What is my body type:
- My figure features is quite slim
- What I prefer to drink:
- I like liqueur
- My hobbies:
- Surfing the net
A twenty-five year old patient with long standing anorexia nervosa and recent forced vomiting presented with a pulling sensation in her lower anterior thorax. Seven months later, callus formation over the left tenth rib was documented. Chest x-ray revealed healing fractures of the seventh, ninth, and tenth ribs. Since her oral intake of calcium was low, she was started on a regimen of milk and sun bathing. We postulate her rib fractures were the result of forced vomiting in an individual with fragile bones.
Any trend on social media which exaggerates ideals of perfectionism, beauty, and harmful health habits should be considered dangerous. Facebook and Instagram have taken great strides in recent years to combat pro-eating disorder groups and hashtags in order to regulate the harmful messages which can quickly become viral.
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These unrealistic expectations and standards are only achievable naturally by people born with a genetic predisposition toward being extremely thin. Otherwise, people are prone to extreme dieting, starvation, eating disorders, or compulsive exercise.
More importantly, the sudden obsession with physical appearance can leave a permanent mark on mental health. As a photo trend, the subject is simple: protruding rib cages.
Beware of social media and eating disorder trends, latest “rib cage bragging” hashtag
Sadly, there has been a great movement away from glamorizing protruding bone structures as a of achievement, accomplishment, or any kind of association with an ideal of beauty. As the body positivity movement has grown, fuller bodies, typically criticized, have become normalized and celebrated. Getting too heavily involved in a social media body image trend can quickly become an obsession.
If a loved one is suddenly concerned with diet, exercise, and image, notice some of these s:. If you believe your loved one may be developing an eating disorder or severe body image disorder due to social media pressures, call Avalon By The Sea today. By offering a full continuum of care, we are able to provide the right primary mental health treatment care to your loved one.
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