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What are eating disorders? Types, Symptoms

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Eating disorders are mental conditions characterized by unhealthy, obsessive, or disordered eating habits. Eating disorders come with psychological and physical symptoms and include anorexia nervosa (voluntary starvation), bulimia nervosa (overeating after cleansing), binge eating disorder (overeating without purgative), and other eating disorders unspecified (irregular eating disorders).

Men and women of any age can get an eating disorder, but it usually affects young women between the ages of 13 and 17.

Types of eating disorders

The most common eating disorders are:

  • Anorexia nervosa - When you try to keep your weight as low as possible by not eating enough, exercising too much, or both

  • Bulimia - When you sometimes lose control and eat too much food in a short time (bingeing) and then deliberately get sick, use laxatives (medicine to help you), limit what you eat, or exercise more Try to avoid gaining weight

  • Binge Eating Disorder (BED): When you regularly lose control of your eating, eat large amounts of food at once until you feel uncomfortable, and they often feel upset or guilty

  • Other Specific Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED): When your symptoms do not exactly match anorexia, bulimia, or overeating disorder, but it is not a less serious condition.

Symptoms

People with anorexia nervosa are severely malnourished; Sometimes your ribs can be seen through the skin. There are other common symptoms of anorexia:

  • constipation

  • dehydration

  • depression

  • dizziness

  • dry, scaly skin

  • hair loss

  • faintness or weakness

  • inability to concentrate

  • intolerance to cold

  • irritability

  • loss of body fat

  • low blood pressure

  • missed, or absent of, menstrual periods

  • psychological fears of obesity and weight gain

  • slow or irregular heartbeat

Some people with bulimia may experience episodic weight loss, while others may be of normal weight or overweight. In some cases, the cycles of the frameworks may be affected and stopped, but tumors of the frameworks are generally preserved. There are possible symptoms of bulimia:

  • dehydration (due to extreme use of laxatives or repeated self-induced vomiting)

  • tooth decay and erosion (due to the acids that are made up of repeated self-induced vomiting)

  • low blood pressure

  • constipation

  • swollen saliva glands in the cheeks (like mumps)

  • abnormal hormone levels

  • stomach and esophagus problems

  • irregular heartbeat

Patients with overeating disorder experience the overeating that is found in people with bulimia nervosa, but they do not have compensatory behaviors after overeating. Some of the symptoms of overeating disorder are:

  • Eating more food over a longer period of time than most people in similar situations

  • Lack of control over eating during the episode.

  • Uncomfortably full or eating faster than usual

  • Eating large amounts of food when there is no appetite

  • The difficulty of how much to eat is due to eating alone or eating in secret

  • Depression, guilt, or hatred after an episode

Finding good Psychiatry care centers in India is not a difficult task as most of the information is readily available on the internet. You can book doctor appointments online.

Psychiatrists diagnose and treat eating disorders through the use of interventional medications and procedures.

https://www.skedoc.com/hyderabad/psychiatry

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