How is a binge-eating disorder differ from bulimia nervosa?

To answer. Binge eating disorder patients purge less often than bulimic patients, however, both need professional help just as much. Also pateints can present with or without puprging at difeerent times. If you know someone with either condition please make sure they contact a specialist who works with a team of counselors, dieticians, primary care docotors and psychitrists for the best care.
BED. Thos with binge eating do, unlike bulimia, do not purge, fast, or engage in strenuous exercises.

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How do binge-eating disorder, anorexia and bulimia nervosa affect the lifespan?

Chronic. Binge eating can lead to overweight, obesity, and related disorders, e.g. Diabetes, high lipids, hypertension, etc. Bulimia can cause dental, sinus, gastrointestinal, kidney issues. Electrolyte abn. Can cause (fatal) rhythm disturbances. Anorexia nervosa can cause arrythmias, kidney problems, etc.- can be fatal (karen carpenter ring a bell?) all can cause additional emotional issues. Read more...
Erodes teeth too. Among many other serious consequences, it can also wreak havoc on the teeth causing acid erosion. Nutrition suffers making the general health even worse. Psychologically, loss of attractive appearance perpetuates the cycle. It all adds up to a shortened, less healthy and fulfilled lifespan. 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...

I have bulimia or binge eating disorder, how to tell?

Professional dx. A binge -eating disorder involves rapidly eating large amounts of food to the point that you are physically uncomfortable. Eating may occur when alone even if not hungry. One can feel guilty or ashamed after binge -eating ; try to make up for it by dieting/ starvation. This can cause a yo-yo diet and weight may also yo-yo. Depressed ; anxious mood are often seen. Read more...
Purging. Both bulimia and binge eating disorder are characterized by eating large quantities of food, rapidly and often to the point of pain. There's a sense of a loss of control during the binge and intense feelings of shame and guilt. Bulimia involves purging (vomiting, exercising, laxatives or restricting) as a compensatory measure to get rid of the food from the binge. Read more...

I overcame bulimia for 15 yrs, started binging no purge overcame for 8yr no help. Now it is back binge eating disorder out of control how get help?

Bulimia. You can start by seeing an eating disorder specialist as an outpatient. Many hospitals also have inpatient programs for the treatment of bulimia. I have had several patients go through this type of treatment successfully. Read more...
Professional help. I would recent a counselor optimally one experienced with eating disorders . Over eating anonymous is a group like aa .Consider removing gluten .Gluten sensitive sea to prompt carbohydrate craving sometimes.Make a written contract with yourself-write down everything you eat calculate the number of calories appropriate to eat for you and keep track may also help. Read more...

How to tell if I have anorexia and binge eating disorder and bulemia?

Yes. Some people have all three. If you are doing a bit of all three, call a facility that treats eating disorders and get help asap. It can be treated, but if it goes on for too long some damage can be irreversible. Do not wait, get help! Read more...

How can one develop a binge eating disorder?

Emotional eating. Binge eating other binge behaviors are often emotional in nature. Food, in the binge eating disorder, replaces emotional connections and real relationships. It 'makes you feel better' (not really), but serves as a substitute for healthy relationships and behaviors. Read more...

Could you tell me what to do about a binge eating disorder?

Some options. 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...

Does someone commonly develop a binge eating disorder on purpose?

On purpose? That suggests the choice is conscious, logical and in some way reasonable. One could rationalize that a binge eating disorder was on purpose, but i would expect to find many unconscious reasons. The eating attracts your attention, but probably there are many unconscious problems associated with it. Consider getting help with it. Read more...