Eating disorders, whether anorexia, bulimia, compulsive overeating or one of the many other types of eating disorders, are often associated with an unrealistic view of oneself. Those who suffer from eating disorders can have poor body image and unrealistic expectations of how much they should weigh. Some will literally starve themselves to death in order to achieve an unrealistic goal of weight loss. Eating disorders affect mainly women, but can affect men as well. Eating disorders are treatable, but the psychological roots of the disorder must be addressed for the patient to get well. Explore the possible causes of eating disorders, including body dysmorphic disorder or muscle dysmorphia. Also discover more about other eating disorders, including pica, compulsive exercising and others. Learn the treatment methods of various eating disorders, research, diagnosis, tips on recovering and how to help a loved one with an eating disorder.
Most binge eaters are overweight. Therefore, most of the medical problems associated with binge eating are due to the excess pounds. This article looks at the deleterious effects on health caused by this eating disorder.
Did you ever think eating healthy could be a problem? Well if it gets out of control, it can be. Learn how this can affect one’s health, and find more information about the eating disorder called orthorexia.
Anorexia, bulimia and binge eating are the three major types of eating disorders. Learn about each of these as well as others, including information and statistics on people with eating disorders.
Men suffer from eating disorders for different reasons than women. Focusing on men, this article looks at binge eating causes and symptoms, and the treatments that can help.
Anorexia nervosa is a mental illness characterized by a refusal to maintain a healthy body weight and an obsessive fear of gaining weight. Read on for insight into what goes on in the mind of an anorexic.
As kids, we have often been told to eat healthy and stay away from “junk” food. Healthy eating gives the body more energy, boosts our immune system and strengthens bones. However, it appears that some people take their healthy eating to the extreme.
People with binge eating disorder (BED) can find some relief in psychological treatments, but typically these are unable to help with weight loss. Appetite suppressants have been proposed to help those with BED to lose weight. This article discusses the different types and their effectiveness.
Bulimics may appear quite “normal” and able to cope up with life, but inside they are insecure, lack confidence and are vulnerable. Those who suffer from this eating disorder may also be moody and secretive.
Families can help a recovering bulimic by being great listeners, seeking professional advice where necessary and setting good examples when it comes to healthy eating habits and lifestyle. Learn more about the right way to help a loved one who is on the path to recovery from bulimia.
A life-threatening binge and purge disorder, bulimia is characterized by bouts of excessive overeating followed by attempts to get rid of the food or calories through various means such as induced vomiting. To answer the question, ‘what is bulimia?’ we’ll look at causes and symptoms.