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Why binge eating disorder is a bad one?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: Medical problems are

Serious in binge eating just as they are in restriction of anorexia.
Though weight loss is not a problem and mortality rates not nearly as high, medical problems can be very serious. Throwing up and/or constant use of laxatives can lead to erosion of teeth enamel, large bowel problems, menstrual irregularities, severe electrolyte loss and resulting cardiac problems, pancreatic irritation, and more.

In brief: Medical problems are

Serious in binge eating just as they are in restriction of anorexia.
Though weight loss is not a problem and mortality rates not nearly as high, medical problems can be very serious. Throwing up and/or constant use of laxatives can lead to erosion of teeth enamel, large bowel problems, menstrual irregularities, severe electrolyte loss and resulting cardiac problems, pancreatic irritation, and more.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Disorder

It's uncontrolled eating.
Usually part of a binge/ purge cycle. This is destructive to self esteem and self perception. You get angry at yourself for binging, then react by eating more. Bad cycle, isn't it? See therapist for help.

In brief: Disorder

It's uncontrolled eating.
Usually part of a binge/ purge cycle. This is destructive to self esteem and self perception. You get angry at yourself for binging, then react by eating more. Bad cycle, isn't it? See therapist for help.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Seth Kunen
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: According to

National eating disorders association, binge eating can result in many of the same health risks associated with obesity.
Some of the potential health consequences of binge eating disorder include: – high blood pressurehigh cholesterol levels – heart disease as a result of elevated triglyceride levels – type ii diabetes mellitus & – gallbladder disease.

In brief: According to

National eating disorders association, binge eating can result in many of the same health risks associated with obesity.
Some of the potential health consequences of binge eating disorder include: – high blood pressurehigh cholesterol levels – heart disease as a result of elevated triglyceride levels – type ii diabetes mellitus & – gallbladder disease.
Dr. Seth Kunen
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Dr. Nina Savelle-rocklin
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Harmful to health

Binge eating is harmful to both your physical and emotional health.
Bingeing can lead to weight gain and cause issues related to increased weight, such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke and more. The level of shame and guilt associated with binge eating may lead to poor self-esteem, depression, anxiety and social isolation. There is treatment available and recovery is possible.

In brief: Harmful to health

Binge eating is harmful to both your physical and emotional health.
Bingeing can lead to weight gain and cause issues related to increased weight, such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke and more. The level of shame and guilt associated with binge eating may lead to poor self-esteem, depression, anxiety and social isolation. There is treatment available and recovery is possible.
Dr. Nina Savelle-rocklin
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