There are several biological factors which are responsible for eating disorders among adolescent young girls. Some important factors are hormonal factors, genetics, and nutritional deficiencies. Some hormones, like ovarian hormones, can result in the development of binge eating disorders. The ovarian hormones not only drive the menstrual cycle but also make the emotional women emotional and result in emotional eating during the menstrual cycle.Certain individuals may have genes that increase the risk of developing eating disorders. If parents suffer from eating disorders, then there is a high risk of eating disorders transferring to their children. Young adolescent girls are genetically influenced by their parents and elder siblings who have serious eating disorders.
Eating disorders can be closely related to nutritional deficiencies, and both are becoming an epidemic in the United States. According to the National Eating Disorder Report, there are about 30 million people who are suffering from this fatal disease, and it is evident that most of victims of these diseases are young adolescent girls. The most prevalent eating disorder is anorexia nervosa, which is related to the maintenance of low weight and the people fear of gaining more weight. Moreover, to maintain a low weight, the tendency to leave meals or eating less during a meal causes nutritional deficiencies such as shortage of vitamins and minerals.
Low self-esteem, depression, lack of control in life, anger, anxiety, stress and loneliness are psychological factors that increase the incidence of eating disorders. In spite of their achievements, people with eating disorders feel defective, worthless and inadequate. Some people with eating disorders also avoid physical relations with others. They may be seen as strong, but they often fell victimized, powerless, weak, resentful, and defeated. They struggle considerably in their life and often feel angry.