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Top Signs of Eating Disorders

Sunday, 09 February 2014 11:14 PM EST

A serious psychological condition in persons that creates an irregular or abnormal eating habit is known as an eating disorder. Binge eating, bulimia, and anorexia are the major forms of eating disorders that affect people. There are some crucial signs and symptoms of eating disorders, where the affected person is obsessed about food and has an irregular body image or structure. Eating disorders like bulimia, binge eating, or anorexia nervosa can affect persons at any time. The signs and symptoms are abnormal and they require proper and effective treatment to safeguard the patient from serious health risks. Let us discuss the various signs and symptoms of major eating disorders like binge eating, bulimia, and anorexia.
Major signs that help in identifying whether a person is suffering from an eating disorder:
  • Constant alteration in body weight.
  • Abnormal eating like eating more than adequate food or very limited food consumption.
  • Excessive dieting even if underweight.
  • A growing feeling of intense shame and isolation from the society.
  • Depression.
Signs of Binge Eating Disorder

The most important sign for binge eating is that the sufferer is obese and cannot control an inclination to eat an excessive amount of food, and thus, has an extremely large diet. Victims of binge eating usually develop cardiovascular diseases that can cause harsh effects on their health. People with binge eating disorder usually have an intense muscle and joint pain. Victims also suffer from depression. Signs of binge eating also primarily include a feeling of guilt, embarrassment, and distress caused by the abnormal eating habit. Binge eating can be fatal as most deaths due to eating disorders are caused by binge eating.
Signs of Bulimia

Bulimia is another crucial eating disorder that is characterized by overeating caused due to frequent and continuous binge eating. The most important signs of bulimia in an affected person include excessive eating, heavy workouts, and compulsive vomiting. Some other signs for bulimia include guilt, feeling shy, and uncontrolled emotion. Sufferers prefer eating in secret. Victims of bulimia have a greater chance of getting gastrointestinal diseases and severe dehydration. Physically, it is easy to identify people suffering from bulimia. Enlarged glands in the neck and broken blood vessels in the eyes are signs of bulimia.
Signs of Anorexia

Another major form of eating disorders is anorexia. This irregular eating habit affects both men and women. People suffering from anorexia usually have an immense fear of increased body weight. Thus, the anorexia-affected person usually undergoes severe psychological stress about being overweight and usually has a flawed perception about his or her body structure. The major sign for anorexia is eating an extremely limited quantity of food. Victims of anorexia primarily restrict their normal diet due to a fear of gaining excessive weight. Anorexia can result in many severe health problems including brain failure, bone loss, and heart problems.
All the above listed signs and symptoms of major eating disorders can help identify if a person is suffering from binge eating, bulimia, or anorexia. There are effective treatments for these eating disorders that can start once the signs appear and the expert doctor diagnoses the appropriate form of the eating disorder, i.e., binge eating, bulimia, or anorexia.

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A person’s abnormal eating habits is an illness that affects people of any age group and of both genders. There are various kinds of eating disorders. Bulimia and anorexia are the major kinds of disorders affecting the eating habits. Binge eating is also a characteristic feature in irregular eating.
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Sunday, 09 February 2014 11:14 PM
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