Common Signs of Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders

Behavioral and Physical Signs to look for during Bulimia or otherwise known as Eating Disorders

While these orders are referred to as Eating Disorders, there is significant gravity attached to it. Eating Disorders is just not about food, and most of the tine the problem is underlying and is mental. And in most of the times, the problem is mainly psychological and mental. Consultation of Medical and Psychiatric experts is required in such cases. One of the consultants of Internal Medicine at Manipal Hospital Whitefield, Dr. Suchismitha Rajamanya provides an insight into the various eating disorders. Eating Disorders are an indication of mental Health. Here is one of the post of what results in Eating disorders. Common signs of Eating Disorders include Binge Eating, Food Restriction and Vomiting.

Look for these signs of Eating Disorders, and they can signal danger

Of all the mental Illnesses related deaths , eating disorders rank only second to opium addiction in term of death rates. Common Symptoms include food restriction, food binges, and purging behaviors like vomiting or overexercising. Although eating disorders can affect people of any gender at any life stage, they’re increasingly common in men and gender-nonconforming people. Here are some eating disorders that need to be addressed.

Eating Disorders and Effects

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Common Symptoms of Eating Disorders

Different Types of eating disorders have different symptoms. Each condition but condition involves an extreme focus on issues related to food and eating, and some involve an extreme focus on weight. Symptoms of Eating Disorders are categorized in 2 parts

Eating Disorders
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Behavioral Signs

  • Weight loss
  • Concern about eating in crowded places
  • The problem of constipation, abdominal pain, or excess energy
  • Excuses to avoid mealtime
  • Hide weight loss or stay warm
  • Severely limiting types of food consumed
  • Deny eating certain foods
  • Denying feeling hungry
  • Repeatedly weighing oneself
  • Patterns of binge eating and purging
  • Developing rituals around food
  • Excessively exercising
  • Cooking meals for others without eating

Physical signs include:

  • Stomach cramps 
  • Difficulty concentrating anemia, low hormone levels, low potassium, and low blood cell counts.
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Feeling cold
  • Sleeping Disorder
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • calluses across the tops of the finger joints (a sign of inducing vomiting)
  • Dry skin
  • Hair loss
  • Weakness
  • Poor wound healing
  • Poor immune system function

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