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How To Treat Male Eating Disorders Arising From Steroid Use

Eating disorders can be a potential life threatening mental illness. While the condition is often portrayed as illnesses to only affect women, studies suggest that a majority of people suffering from bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa are men, and binge eating disorders affect almost an equal number of females and males. The cultural stigma and under-reporting […]

binge purge cycle of bulimia

Know about Binge Purge Cycle of Bulimia

Bulimia is an eating disorder which causes the patient to lose control over how much they eat and binge, then try to compensate by purging or by over exercising. Bulimic patients usually have a healthy body weight.There are two types of bulimia, one in which the patient tries to compensate by vomiting or by using […]

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Binge Eating and How to Treat It Yourself

If you feel that you are overeating in a way that makes you feel uncomfortably full and the portion that you eat is too large but you just cannot seem to stop, then probably you have a disorder called Binge Eating Disorder. All overeating is not binge eating, and to understand whether what you are […]

How is Teenage Anorexia Treated

How is Teenage Anorexia Treated

Anorexia nervosa is a psychological eating disorder which involves acute form of self-starvation. This eating disorder is usually characterized by distorted body image, low body weight, amenorrhea and an immense fear of gaining weight. The cause of anorexia nervosa is a combination of genetic, biological, psychological and socio-cultural factors. Teenagers and adolescents are greatly affected […]

Causes and Types of Eating Disorders in Children

Causes and Types of Eating Disorders in Children

Most mothers will complain about the fussy eating habits of their children, but many of them will be unaware of the possible eating disorders in children. Children may have a natural affinity towards junk food, but this does not necessarily mean that they have an eating disorder. It is more likely a matter of taste […]

Physical and Mental Eating Disorder Symptoms

Physical and Mental Eating Disorder Symptoms

Eating disorder symptoms can be characterized into two levels. The first are those that manifest physically on the body and the second are those which affect the mental attitude of the patient. If these signs can be caught by a person close to the patient, they can be brought in for treatment. Very often people […]

Are You Losing Control or Do You Have Compulsive Eating Disorder

Are You Losing Control or Do You Have Compulsive Eating Disorder?

Adults who have compulsive eating disorder feel that they lose control of how much they eat. They over eat beyond the feeling of being comfortably full. They may feel that they have no will power or that they just can’t help it, but in truth they may be suffering from this eating disorder. They may then try […]

What Is the Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa

What Is the Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa?

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder which is commonly prevalent in teenage girls and young women. While there have been some cases recorded with male patients as well it is far more common in their female counterparts. Treatment for anorexia involves a wholesome approach which includes appropriate and adequate food, correct amount of exercise and […]

What Are the Different Types of Eating Disorders

An eating disorder, as the name suggests, has to do with the way a person eats or does not eat. It is to a large extent psychologically influenced by the state of mind of the patient. There exist different types of eating disorders and most of them strike young adults or teenagers. The distress and […]

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Orthorexia Nervosa Obsesses Healthy or Righteous Eating

Orthorexia nervosa is a type of eating disorder i.e. characterized by excessive focus on eating healthy foods. In very rare cases, this focus can turn into a fixation so extreme that it can lead to severe malnutrition or even death. Orthorexia is similar to anorexia nervosa, but it has some significant differences. Maintaining anobsession with healthy […]