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Anorexia Nervosa And Bulimia Nervosa
Anoexia/Bulimia: Both are eating disorders and more common in females. Anorexia primarily involves restriction of food intake in order not to gain weight therefore are usually underweight even though they perceive they are fat and bulimia primarily involves frequent binge eating and they are usually normal weight. Anorexia is the more severe disorder and can be lethal. These are the main differences. ...Read more
The specific symptom: Anorexia and bulimia are both serious eating disorders which involve distorted body image and extreme weight loss, . Typically, people with anorexia eat minimal amounts of food exercise excessively to lose, weight. People with bulimia may binge eat rather than restrict food intake and then purge through vomiting and/or laxative abuse. Both can lead to health problems and death. ...Read more
They are serious: Disorders which impact a person medically, emotionally ; spiritually. They can be life threatening ; warrant medical treatment. ...Read more
Eating disorder is: The overall term for the conditions you mention. Rather than fine-tuning that here, please see your doctor and ultimately a mental health professional who specializes in eating disorders. Eating disorders can damage your health and even kill you. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Death: Untreated eating disorders can have devastating effects on the sufferers. Please read this link for a breakdown: http://www.Nationaleatingdisorders. Org/health-consequences-eating-disorders. ...Read more
Greatly: Untreated or under treated, eating disorders as a whole have up to a 25% mortality rate. That means that eating disorders can be deadly. Studies show treatment helps, and the more treatment, the lower the risk of complications and death. ...Read more
Similar, Different: Both of these terms have to do with unhealthy ways of dealing with food, body weight, and body composition. Bulimia refers to people who go through cycles of overeating and then using abnormal ways of getting rid of what they've eaten (vomiting, laxative abuse). Anorexia has to do with unhealthy ways of trying to stay underweight (starvation, vomiting, laxatives) without the overeating episodes. ...Read more
Symptoms differ: An is a fixed belief that one is "fat" that leads to calorie restriction, exercise, or both, despite actually being markedly underweight. Bulimia is a pattern of taking in huge amounts of calories and then purging them by throwing up or abusing laxatives; most bulimics are normal weight. You can be both--a so-called bulimarexic. ...Read more
Eating Disorders: Usually begins with low self-worth combined with peer and cultural pressure to be thin. Read the updated articles on eating disorders on the soundmindz. Org website for education and support. Best. ...Read more
Missing out. Scared.: At-risk for many bad things. Can't get no satisfaction. ... To get an idea of what it's like for someone w/ an eating disorder, watch dr laura hill's ted talk "eating disorders from the inside out." summary: "calm, pleasure ; satisfaction is what most people experience after eating. But 4 people w/eating disorders, food brings anxiety, disturbance ; noise." watch here: http://bit. Ly/169jpxk. ...Read more
5 signs to watch for: You may have an eating disorder if you answer yes to two or more of the following: 1) do you force yourself to vomit because you're uncomfortably full? 2) do you worry that you've lost control over how much you eat? 3) have you lost >14 lbs in a 3-month period? 4) do you believe you're fat when others think you are too thin? 5) does thinking about food dominate your life? (from aarp magazine). ...Read more
Eating disorders: Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are both eating disorders. Anorexics severely restrict food, and bulimics may both binge on food and then vomit many times a day. This can cause many physical problems such as esophageal and stomach injury, tooth decay, dehydration, electrolyte depletion, cardiac arrhythmia, and even death. Sometimes laxatives are used also, which worsens things in both conditions. ...Read more
There are few diff:
recurrent episodes of binge eating a feeling of lack of control over eating regular use of one or more of the following to prevent weight gain: self-induced vomiting, use of laxatives or diuretics, strict dieting or fasting, or vigorous exercise.
persistent over-concern with body shape and weight.
refusal to maintain weight that?s over the lowest weight consi. ...Read more
Anorexia: loss of menstruation, hair loss, osteoporosis, slowing of the thyroid gland, slow heart rate, are all symtoms of the body trying to protect itself from starvation.
Bulemia: if it involves binging and purging; can erode the teeth, can cause loss of electrolytes tha are essential for the heart. Purging can cause a tear in the esophagus which could be life threatenning. Get help! ...Read more
Motivation: The motivation for desiring these illnesses can be rooted in self-esteem and/or other mental health conditions. It is important to seek evaluation by a mental health professional to discuss this concern as well as the significant medical risks these disorders have including cardiac, GI tract and neurological effects. ...Read more
Both: Are actually related to biochemical changes in brain. They are both potentially lethal so you would not want either. ...Read more
You should see: Your family doctor to rule out any nutritional deficiencies. I would also recommend that you see an eating disorder specialist. Also, a psychiatrist who specializes in eating disorders could be quite helpful. The therapist would be able to help you in terms of psychotherapy and overeaters anonymous is another resource that you should look into. Best wishes. ...Read more
Therapy and meds: You could recommend they see a therapist for psychotherapy, particularly dialectical behavioral therapy (dbt), as well as possible an antidepressant for relief of depression and anxiety. If the depression and anxiety is relieved, sometimes that can help with comorbid eating disorders, but they are notoriously difficulty to treat. A support group may also be helpful. ...Read more
Anorexia: Possible, term used is called bulimarexia.Get a more detailed answer ›
Unhealthy: I think many think it is a great way to lose weight without effort. Instead, they risk rotten teeth and ulcer from vomiting, death from electrolyte imbalances, swollen chipmunk cheeks from swollen salivary glands, and later problems with osteoporosis, ostrazation by peers. These are serious disorders close to depression and ocd. 20% of anorexics die if untreated. ...Read more
Please refer to the following website. It will give you a good overview of the conditions but also links to other sites that will make for very good reading for you to educate yourself about eating disorders.
a common challenge. We all must eat to live, and yet for that very reason eating has become a focus for many of our most complex life. ...Read more
Is EDNOS less important/severe then anorexia or bulimia? Being diagnosed with it recently kinda made me feel worse.
EDNOS is an eating..: EDNOS is an eating disorder that doesn't fit the exact criteria for either anorexia nervosa or bulimia, but it's just as serious a health threat. You're fortunate that it was diagnosed; a proper diagnosis is the first step in recovery. While the treatment is complicated & multi-faceted, your chances of recovery are good as long as you get the treatment you need. Please stick with it! Dr. Anne ...Read more
I do not think I have anorexia or bulimia. But if I'm hungry I feel like getting sick at the thought of food. What is this?
Are you ill?: Rule out a physical illness first or meds that cause nausea. If you willfully make yourself sick you must ask yourself why you are doing this or ask for help. ...Read more
Bulimia is characterized by regurgitation of stomach contents. The acid in the stomach can cause disolving of the enamel and dentin of which teeth are composed. This can be seen visually as a smooth surface representing loss of tooth structure.
Anorexia usually doesn't have any physical effects on the teeth. ...Read more