A 47-year-old member asked:
What causes binge eating?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Binging: Biopsychosocial factors; predisposition, self esteem, and social pressures.
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Clinical Psychology 10 years experience
Multiple causes: Binge eating may be caused by both physiological and psychological reasons. If you do not eat enough during the day, you may get so ravenous that you cannot stop eating and binge for that reason. Psychologically, binges can be a way to distract, numb, comfort or punish yourself. Some people unconsciously convert emotional pain to physical by eating so much that their stomachs hurt, for example.
2.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 21-year-old female asked:
Can binge eating cause gastritis?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Binge eating, especially spicy or fatty foods can definitely cause stomach irritation, or gastritis. If alcohol or caffeine were included with this binge, the risk is even higher. Hope this helps!
3.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 26, 2016
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