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  1. Home Treatment

    Information on home treatment of binge eating disorder.

  2. Eating Disorders: Malnutrition Tests - Topic Overview

    As a part of the physical exam for eating disorders,a health professional may order certain tests to see whether your body is generally healthy. These may include blood or urine tests to check: Electrolyte levels. Electrolytes are minerals,such as potassium,calcium,and sodium. A severe imbalance of electrolytes can lead to seizures,an irregular heartbeat,muscle weakness,and other ...

  3. Bulimia Nervosa - Home Treatment

    Home treatment is very important for people who have bulimia. You will set individual goals along with your doctor, nutritionist, and professional counselor. Some of these goals may include: Practicing emotional self - care. Don't blame yourself for your

  4. Anorexia Nervosa - What Increases Your Risk

    The risk of developing anorexia nervosa increases if you have a family history of an eating disorder, obesity, or a mood disorder (such as anxiety or depression), have certain personality traits and emotional conditions, such as perfectionism, perseveranc

  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. Eating Disorders: Avoiding Guilt and Self-Blame - Topic Overview

    If someone in your family has an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa,bulimia nervosa,or binge eating disorder,do not blame yourself for his or her condition. Blame only distracts you from what you can do to help the person who has the disorder. Friends and family members cannot cause a person to develop an eating disorder. Many people who have an eating disorder come from families in ...

  7. Anorexia Nervosa - Cause

    The cause of anorexia nervosa is not fully understood. It is thought to develop from a mix of physical, emotional, and social triggers.

  8. Bulimia Nervosa - Prevention

    There is no known way to prevent bulimia. Early treatment may be the best way to prevent the disorder from progressing. Knowing the signs of bulimia and seeking immediate medical care can help prevent long - term health problems caused by bulimia. There a

  9. Eating Disorders: Stopping Negative Thoughts - Topic Overview

    People who have an eating disorder often become preoccupied with negative thoughts about themselves. It is often hard for them to think positive thoughts. Although it is impossible to stop all negative thoughts,you can reduce these thoughts with a few simple techniques. Remember that your goal is to feel better with each passing day. Ask someone you trust to remind you of that when you are ...

  10. Anorexia and Osteoporosis

    What people with anorexia nervosa need to know about osteoporosis

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