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Medical Reference Related to Eating Disorders

  1. Why Am I Binge Eating?

    Binge eating is not the same as just overeating. Here are some of the reasons you might have a binge eating episode.

  2. How to Have a Healthy Relationship With Food

    If you have binge eating disorder or think you might, you can learn how to form a positive relationship with food -- and that can help you stop overeating.

  3. 9 Ways to Manage Binge Eating Disorder During the Holidays

    The holidays don’t have to trigger a binge eating relapse. Here are some simple steps to manage your behavior around food and find support during the festive season.

  4. Anorexia Nervosa - What Happens

    Anorexia nervosa almost always begins with a plan to follow a strict weight-loss diet. Limiting foods then leads to malnutrition and unhealthy weight loss.

  5. Exams and Tests

    Doctors diagnose binge eating disorder by doing a physical exam and asking questions about your medical history and eating habits.

  6. Symptoms

    If you have binge eating disorder, you eat an extremely large amount of food within a 2 - hour period (a binge) at least 2 times a week on average for at least 6 months, are unable to control how much you eat during a binge, and feel very unhappy about bi

  7. Bulimia Nervosa - Topic Overview

    Is this topic for you? Bulimia is one of the most common eating disorders. If you want information on other eating disorders, see the topics Anorexia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder.

  8. Bulimia Nervosa - Treatment Overview

    Treatment for bulimia involves psychological counseling, nutritional counseling, and sometimes medicines such as antidepressants.

  9. Bulimia Nervosa - When To Call a Doctor

    Call your health professional immediately if you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with bulimia and now is not able to pass urine, notices that his or her heart skips beats or beats slower than normal, has severe abdominal pain, or is vomiting

  10. Bulimia Nervosa - Symptoms

    Symptoms of bulimia include: Repeatedly eating large amounts of food in a short period of time (less than 2 hours). Frequently getting rid of the calories you've eaten (purging) by making yourself vomit, fasting, exercising too much, or misusing laxatives

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