Bulimia is an eating disorder that involves bingeing and purging. It can affect a person’s physical, mental, and emotional health. The side effects, which include tooth decay, digestive issues, and arrhythmia, may become severe without treatment. Here, learn about the signs of bulimia and its effects on the body.
A new study finds that greater gray matter volume in two regions of the brain is linked to greater ability to exercise self-control in food choices.
Undereating can negatively impact health and wellbeing. Aside from losing weight, signs that someone might not be eating enough can include feeling tired, getting ill more often, hair loss, and skin problems. Here, we cover the risks and reasons for undereating, as well as nine signs and symptoms to look out for.
Refeeding is reintroducing food after a period of malnourishment or starvation. If electrolytes become imbalanced as digestion resumes, a person can develop refeeding syndrome. Symptoms include fatigue and weakness, and treatment involves careful monitoring and intravenous electrolyte replacement. Learn more here.
Eating disorders include a range of conditions that can affect someone physically, psychologically and socially and are characterized by an abnormal attitude toward food. The most common of these conditions include anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge eating. The cause of eating disorders is complex, if you are worried about a friend or family member, it can be difficult to know what to do. Although recovery can take a long time, treatment is available.Subscribe to Eating Disorders feed