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Stress Not Eating
It varies: Eating disorders encompass a broad spectrum; there are eating disorders in which people restrict food intake or use exercise to compensate, and there are others that binge (eat a large quantity quickly) and then purge (try to eliminate the food via laxatives, vomiting, or other ways). In general eating disorders could be thought of as eating patterns that have a significant impact on life quality. ...Read more
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Yes: that is one cause, another cause is a problem with absorbing food. A third cause is a problem with metabolizing the right food. So for example, a person with inflammation of the gut, may eat healthy foods and not absorb them due to inflammation in the intestines. Celiac and Crohns are two examples, and can be tested for. ...Read more
Depends: It depends- if it is conscious, intentional, and how often it occurs. Sometimes people are so busy at work they might skip a meal and eat a small snack instead- I wouldn't consider that a disorder. If your are intentionally skipping meals, that needs to be addressed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly.: It is very likely that job stress dictates eating habits. Job stress is hectic and fast paced with running around, etc. That can lead bad eating choices and cause ulcers. But some foods can help. Ginger can help digestive stress. Garlic can help in sickness, another stress. Water, fruits, and vegetables are important in diet and well being. In fact, a balanced diet is likely best for stress. ...Read more
Nausea before eating and when seeing food... Hungry but can not eat. Not taking medications no history of gastro issues... Help!!!
Nausea??: It sounds like you have a terrible condition. Reminded me of the tale of King Tantalus of old. You have not told many details. For how long? You have to be able to take some fluids. I would get to a gastroenterologist as soon as possible. You also might have an issue in your CNS. ...Read more
Yes: Anxiety / Stress symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders & back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration & easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. Headaches, exacerbation of asthma and GI upset can occur too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes, binge eating disorder sufferers are usually close to normal weight. ...Read more
Of course: It depends on your desire to change. For a healthy diet, eat a mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products; low in saturated fats; no tobacco, and no more than one drink a day. It would help to exercise 30 minutes/day. ...Read more
Not necessarily: People have a range of eating habits. Although most physicians recommend multiple meals during the day, some people prefer to have a single meal or two. A "disorder" requires there to be a problem. If you are feeling well, your weight is reasonable, and you are eating a balanced diet, then it doesn't sound like there is a problem. ...Read more
Yes. Food feeds. : Perfection is not the goal - balance is. Eat real food, exercise, laugh with friends and family, and create a life with a meaningful purpose that includes giving back to others. This connects your spirit with that which is greater than yourself - aligning your physical body to be the vehicle for your spiritual purpose. Bliss. ...Read more
Is it normal to have an anxious tummy from frequent heartburn/indigestion caused by infrequent eating habits/overeating/too much spicy food.
110 sugar fasting no family history exercise daily not over weight not eating too much sweet things what i am doing wrong?
Don't blame yourself: Hi. If you're not overweight, and you have a healthy lifestyle, don't blame yourself. It doesn't sound like you're doing anything wrong. Don't forget, there are other conditions and drugs that can cause glucose intolerance. And autoimmune diabetes can occur at any age. Continue to live healthily, and follow your blood glucose. If you suspect type 1, check type 1 autoantibodies. Good luck! ...Read more
Binge eating: Encourage you to try a 12 step program called Over Eater's Anonymous. It is free, confidential, informative, supportive, & can be effective. You will learn about your dysfunctional relationship w food as well as finding out about healthier coping behaviors. Would see your physician to determine if there are any underlying medical conditions. Working w an addiction medicine specialist can help. ...Read more
Malnutrition: Not eating enough food or proper nutrients leads to abnormalities in cellular health and function. This leads to deficiencies in function of many organs in the body too numerous to list. Common sense should tell you how to correct bad eating habits, but if you need help, schedule one visit with a registered dietician at your hospital. ...Read more
Not a disorder: Our current framework to consider a psychiatric disorder is based on dsm-iv-tr criteria. One key element in considering a disorder is "functional impairment". Boredom eating may be indicative of an underlying issue that would benefit from an evaluation. ...Read more
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