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Anorexia NervosaAnorexia nervosa is a mental illness. People who have anorexia have a preoccupation with food and body image to the extreme. Symptoms and signs of anorexia nervosa include being very underweight, undereating, and laxative, diuretic, and appetite-suppressant use. A coordinated team of specialists is needed to handle all the medical and psychological components of this illness.
Binge Eating Disorder Symptoms Signs CausesBinge eating disorder is a serious mental condition in which a person eats large amounts of food for a couple of weeks or more. Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder in the US. People with the eating disorder often feel depressed, anxious, and out of control, so they binge (eat large quantities of food). The binging episode is followed by body shaming, loneliness, guilt, and shame about eating. Many women with binge eating disorder hide their behavior due to shame, embarrassment, and guilt. Examples of symptoms of binge eating disorder include eating large amounts of food when you’re not hungry, eating faster than normal, eating until you are uncomfortably full, feeling depressed, guilty, or disgusted afterward. Binge order is treated with medications, psychotherapy, or both.
BulimiaBulimia is an eating disorder. Someone with bulimia might binge on food and then vomit (also called purge). Treatment usually involves counseling and behavioral therapy.
ObesityMore than two-thirds of Americans are overweight, including at least one in five children. Nearly one-third are obese. Obesity is on the rise in our society because food is abundant and physical activity is optional. The safest way to lose weight is to eat less and exercise more. Treatment may also include medications, surgery, and behavior modification.
Weight Loss and ControlObesity is simply the accumulation of excess body fat. It is much more than that, however. Obesity is a chronic (long-term) disease that is very difficult to treat. It takes 3,500 extra calories to gain 1 pound. To lose weight, you must eat 3,500 calories less than you need, say, 500 fewer calories per day for one week, to lose 1 pound.
Obesity is simply the accumulation of excess body fat. It is much more than that, however. Obesity is a chronic (long-term) disease that is very difficult to treat. It takes 3,500 extra calories to gain 1 pound. To lose weight, you must eat 3,500 calories less than you need, say, 500 fewer calories per day for one week, to lose 1 pound.
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