Binge eating disorder is a condition where a person binge eats but does not purge afterward. Symptoms and signs include eating alone, guilt, eating until overfull, and eating excessive amounts of food in a short period of time. Treatment may involve medications and psychotherapy.
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Anorexia NervosaAnorexia nervosa is a mental illness. You have a preoccupation with food and body image to the extreme. Symptoms and signs of anorexia nervosa include being very underweight, under eating, and laxative and diuretic, and appetite-suppressant use. A coordinated team of specialists is needed to handle all the medical and psychological components of this illness.
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 calories per day for one week, to lose 1 pound.
Binge Eating Disorder Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins
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