EATING DISORDERS



                                                                     



Eating disorders are serious medical problems that involve self-critical, negative self-esteem. Bad thoughts and feelings about body weight, food and eating habits that affect normal body function and daily activities.
These disorders are caused by a complex interaction of genetic, biological, psychological and social factors.
 
Eating disorders frequently develop during adolescence or early adulthood, but can occur during childhood or later in adulthood. Females are more likely than males to develop an eating disorder.

Most Common Eating Disorders:

Anorexia – People with anorexia starve themselves out of an intense fear of becoming fat. Despite being underweight, they never believe they’re thin enough. In addition to restricting calories, they control their weight with intense exercise, diet pills, or purging.

Bulimia – It involves a cycle of bingeing and purging. Following an episode of binge eating, they purge themselves of the extra calories.
To avoid weight gain they vomit, exercise intensively or take laxatives.

Binge Eating Disorder – It is overeating and consuming rapidly thousands of calories in a very short period of time, without control, unable to stop even when uncomfortably full despite feelings of guilt and shame.


Warning Signs
 
Excessive exercising
Making excuses to get out of eating
Avoiding social situations that involve food
Going to the bathroom right after meals
Eating alone, at night, or in secret
Preoccupation with body or weight
Obsession with calories, food, or nutrition
Constant dieting, even when thin 
Rapid, unexplained weight loss or weight gain
Abuse of laxatives or diet pills



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