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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bulimia (Definition)

A psychiatric disorder in which a person overeats at a single sitting (binges) and then vomits later to purge himself or herself ...Read more


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What is the main difference between a binge eating disorder and compulsive overeating?

What is the main difference between a binge eating disorder and compulsive overeating?

Eating: They are essentially interchangeable terms. Some overeaters may overeat daily, or binge overeat, and either term will work as an effective descriptor. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a binge eating disorder (BED) and compulsive overeating?

What is the difference between a binge eating disorder (BED) and compulsive overeating?

Pattern of eating: While binge eating disorder and compulsive overeating both use food,to deal with emotional issues, they do,so in different ways. The binge eater overeats periodically, but at these times eats very large quantities of,food. A person that eats compulsively may overeat regularly in an effort to manage and tolerate feelings. The quantity at any time is less, but it is a more regular eating pattern. ...Read more

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Is there any link in bulimia or binge eating and a spleen laceration?

Is there any link in bulimia or binge eating and a spleen laceration?

Perhaps: So much strain on the body during the vomiting sessions. You need to get help and work on modification techniques ...Read more

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Is there any link between people with Cluster A personality traits and eating disorders?

Is there any link between people with Cluster A personality traits and eating disorders?

Cluster A: personality traits may refer to specific personality test results that I'm not familiar with. Best to see a mental health professional who specializes in eating disorders to understand you situation best and get the support you need. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is there a connectiong between hyperactivity and food additives?

Is there a connectiong between hyperactivity and food additives?

Undetermined: The to& fro on food additives first peaked in the early 70's. By eliminating dyes & additives parents often saw improvement in behaviors although most testing could not verify effects.Later studies show minor effects of food additives as well as various foods, exclusion of which improves performance. A subset of the population is probably sensative but identification of the subgroup is difficult. ...Read more

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Is there a link between bulimia and kleptomania?

Impulse control: Possibly. Both could be seen as impulse control disorders, although bulimia is an eating disorder. Underlying is a sense of not having enough and needing more that is driven by dysregulation of impulse control. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between nose bleeds and eating disorders?

Is there a connection between nose bleeds and eating disorders?

Yes: When having a major nosebleed, sit up straight, tilt your head forward, and pinch the fleshy part of your nose. Take a cold pack wrapped in a rag, and apply kind of on/beneath the nose and cheeks. The key: sit still and do not check your nose to see if it's still bleeding every five seconds. Do not move. Stay like this for ten minutes, check, repeatif still bleedinggo to the er.Some people with bulimia will vomit so forcefully they will induce a nosebleed. Unglamorouseatingdisorders.Blogspot.Com/.../n. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between coffee consumption and hemorrhoids?

Is there a relationship between coffee consumption and hemorrhoids?

Caffeine: Either coffee, tea, cola drinks, chocolate, and energy drinks as well as any form of alcohol can dehydrate leading to difficult stools and hemorrhoid flare. Caffeine add itionally causes anal itching, not hemorrhoids. If you are having a problem at bottom, best to eliminate all caffeine. ...Read more

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What is the link between atheletes/models and binge purge eating disorders?

What is the link between atheletes/models and binge purge eating disorders?

Not totally clear: Some activities, e.g., dancing, gymnastics, modeling, wrestling, place high value on a certain body type. "success" may become linked to a person being at or near the bottom of ideal weight--and may encourage practices such as binging to achieve that weight. Susceptible indviduals, once having started, may find it impossible to stop, partly because of effects of starvation on thinking processes. ...Read more

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What is the difference between compulsive overeating and a food addiction?

What is the difference between compulsive overeating and a food addiction?

An addiction to: anything, including food, is a mood-altering, compulsive behavior that occurs in response to triggers (internal or external) that are largely out of awareness. The behavior continues beyond the point of dealing with dysphoria and usually then causes harm, but the addict still won't quit. From this description, there is little difference between compulsive overeating and food addictions. ...Read more

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Is there any connection between the eating disorders and emdometriosis?

Is there any connection between the eating disorders and emdometriosis?

No: It's certainly possible for someone with an eating disorder to have endometriosis, and vice versa, but the 2 conditions are not linked. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between pasta and rice in a diet?

Is there any difference between pasta and rice in a diet?

Yes: Pasta is generally flour based. People with gluten sensitivity would be unable to eat pasta but could tolerate rice without symptoms. Both pasta and rice poke the blood sugar up sharply after a meal. ...Read more

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What are the health differences between a vegetarian and a meat eater?

What are the health differences between a vegetarian and a meat eater?

Vegetarians: need to be more careful than meat eaters to take in fats, protein, and carbs daily. If a vegetarian does dairy, eggs and cheese are good sources of protein, as are nuts and seeds. They can become low in vitamin B 12 easily so MAY need to supplement w/B 12 sublingual tablets. Vegans have many more cautions and need expert guidance. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between speech delay and food allergies?

Is there a relationship between speech delay and food allergies?

No: People blame "food allergies" for many things. Allergic reactions to foods include itching in the mouth while eating the food, followed by rashes or hives within 5 minutes to four hours of eating the food, and/or nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, bloating, and diarrhea. Severe reactions can include wheezing, low blood pressure, and death. Other things, like autism are speech delay, aren't. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between pretzel, cracker, bread eating and heart failure?

Is there a correlation between pretzel, cracker, bread eating and heart failure?

Yes: Salty foods will make heart failure symptoms worse and should be avoided or very limited ...Read more

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Is there a connection between alcohol intake and throat reguritation/irritation?

Is there a connection between alcohol intake and throat reguritation/irritation?

Alcohol intake: Alcohol is irritating to the esophagus (food tube) lining and stomach. It can cause esophagitis, gastritis, increase reflux resulting in throat irritation. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of eating citrus fruits?

What are the health benefits of eating citrus fruits?

Antioxidants : Citrus is a rich source of antioxidant phytonutrients including flavanones, anthocyanins, limonin & polyphenols. Citrus reduces risk of heart disease, cancer, kidney stones, ulcers & arthritis. I advise the whole fruit though juice is ok if fresh-squeezed. The peels have great benefits too! see http://www.Whfoods.Com/foodstoc.Php and click on oranges, grapefruit & lemon/limes for details! ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of eating pith of fruit in the citrus variety?

What are the health benefits of eating pith of fruit in the citrus variety?

Food: The pitt of a citrus fruit would have no health benefits. Any 'rumors' to the contrary would be false myths. ...Read more

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Is there any connection between bulimia and bruising easily?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Is there any connection between bulimia and bruising easily?

Bulimia: Bulimia results in purging, and along with use of laxatives, it impacts the nutrients your body needs, the deficiency of some such as essential vitamins can affect blood vessels integrity. ...Read more

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M58, is citrus fruits good or bad for diabetic.

M58, is citrus fruits good or bad for diabetic.

Ok as long: As you don't overdo it and account for the carbohydrates!! ...Read more

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Is a mangosteen a citrus fruit?

Not citrus: The citrus fruits include orange, lemon, lime and grapefruit. For a little more information on citrus and citrus allergy go to: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2013/11/lemon-lime-orange-and-grapefruit-citrus-allergy/. ...Read more

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Are citrus fruits and acidic foods-beverages harmfull for the kidney and bladder?

Are citrus fruits and acidic foods-beverages harmfull for the kidney and bladder?

Food: Not in general. No. If they were billions of people would be hurt on a daily basis. ...Read more

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Hi im allergic to citrus fruits or citrus acid. What are the citrus fruits or has the citrus acid that it's not good for me to eat, drink juices fruit?

Citrus fruits: http://www.thefruitpages.com/citrus.shtml http://www.buzzle.com/articles/citrus-fruits-list.html This still may not be absolute complete as there are n=hybrids. f/u/ with allergist. ...Read more

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Are there particular citrus fruits a person with liver cirrhosis should avoid?

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Are there particular citrus fruits a person with liver cirrhosis should avoid?

No: In general, it would be a good idea to minimize salt intake and also protein intake if cirrhosis is advanced. But otherwise you should eat well-balanced healthy diet rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. fruits including citrus provide an abundance of potassium,  magnesium, and vitamin c. Citrus fruits could aggravate acid reflux symptoms though. ...Read more

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I've been told u can't even eat fruit while treating vaginal candida. What's the connection?

I've been told u can't even eat fruit while treating vaginal candida. What's the connection?

Sugar! : Yeast love sugar! when attempting to avoid or treat a yeast infection you should limit sugar. It is ok to eat fruit, especially when it's at the bottom of a cup of yogurt. Yogurt replaces the good bacteria, limitting the growth of yeast! ...Read more

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How can taking advair effect your immune system? I am also allergic to citrus fruit. What are my other options to boost my immune system?

How can taking advair effect your immune system? I am also allergic to citrus fruit. What are my other options to boost my immune system?

Advair: The steroid portion of advair (fluticasone) actually can blunt immune responses where it is used. There were not a dramatic increase in infections when the medication was studied however. ...Read more

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Citrus fruits make me phlemgy and coughy. Do I have a citrus allergy and would it apply to other foods and lotions with citric acid?

Citrus fruits make me phlemgy and coughy. Do I have a citrus allergy and would it apply to other foods and lotions with citric acid?

Yes and no: If all citrus cause symptoms then you are allergic to an allergen shared by all. On the other hand, some people are only allergic to one and not to another and others just the allergen in the peel and not the "meat". Citric acid is a chemical and not an allergen but may sting the skin a little and thus would not bother you when present in a skin lotion. ...Read more

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Sometimes when i eat citrus fruits my tongue feels like it is swollen. What causes this? This is especially true when i eat pineapple.

Sometimes when i eat citrus fruits my tongue feels like it is swollen. What causes this? This is especially true when i eat pineapple.

Was it not ripe?: If the pineapple wasn't ripe enough, the tongue can be affected by too much acidity. All citrus should be eaten ripe in order to make sure the acid (needed to produce/develop the fruit) is at low levels. Pineapple has bromelain, an enzyme that is very good at breaking down protein. In a cookbook, it is suggested as a marinade, but too long & it will make the meat mushy. Can happen to mouths! ...Read more

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Can i give freshly squeezed orange juice to my 7 month old?I hv heard citrus fruits should not be given before one year.Is it true? Why?

Can i give freshly squeezed orange juice to my 7 month old?I hv heard citrus fruits should not be given before one year.Is it true? Why?

Can or should ?: Nothing stops a parent from trying stuff because a friend suggested it and nothing bad was noted. Yet there are reasons to reconsider. Infants have a poorly developed sense of taste and don't savor these items, just because you do.Oj is also not necessary to a balanced nutrition.I look at oj and all other juices as flavored sugar, and a set up to teach babies to crave sweets. ...Read more

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Why is it that citrus fruits, when smelled, can reduce nausea and vomiting sensation?

Why is it that citrus fruits, when smelled, can reduce nausea and vomiting sensation?

Aromatherapy.: Sweet orange (citrus sinensis) , peitigrain (citrus reticulata), mandarin (citrus reticulata) are different citrus scents that can decrease nausea. This is an aromatherapeutic effect. ...Read more