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Obsessive Eating Fruits Bulimia
Why the restriction?: Why are you restricting your food in this way? People do occasionally fast for religious, spiritual, and/or health reasons -- but I do not sense this from you. It is not a healthy method for controlling weight or weight loss. If focusing on food restriction recurrently, you could be developing the eating disorder called anorexia nervosa. Bulimia means purging by vomiting, with or without binges. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mutual Support: Try attending a meeting of Overeaters Anonymous, many patients find the support here helpful and life-changing. ...Read more
Hello, I think I have bulimia, sometimes I really can't stop eating when I'm not hungry it may happen like in once in a month...
Bulimia: Bulimia is a psychological eating disorder associated with pre-occupation with weight/shape, fear of weight gain, inability to control eating, binge eating followed by methods to lose weight such as forced vomiting, laxative abuse and/or excessive exercise and can be associated with various medical and dental problems. If this sounds familiar to you, visit your doctor for an appropriate referral. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bulimia Nervosa: Bulimia includes a preoccupation with food and weight loss. As well as getting rid of calories by purging or other behaviors, like excessive exercise, laxative abuse, fasting, etc. It is a life threatening disorder. Neda is a great resource. They have a helpline#1-800-931-2237 and you can search for treatment providers by state. http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org. ...Read more
Talk about it: If it is a good friend, bring it up, express concern for her and her health, and offer s upport. . Recomend she get some mental health counseling to help her understand her eating patterns, and suggest she bring it up with her doctor. Offer to accompany her to her appointment for support. Depending on how severe her disease she may need an inpatient treatment program. ...Read more
Is there any kind of online test or quiz that you know of that can help diagnose an eating disorder such as bulimia?
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
Self-review: While complex, risks include negative body image & connecting food intake with concerns about image; tending to be perfectionistic, wanting to please others, worried about others' opinions; stressful life events triggering/aggravating eating behaviors. Excessive dieting, hoarding, binging, vomiting after meals, etc. If concerned seek a therapist experienced in helping people with eating disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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