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Title: Binge Eating

Binge Eating
Binge Eating
  • Binge eating is a kind of eating disorder in
    which a person feels compelled to overeat on a
    regular basis through regular binges.People who
    binge eats consume very large quantities of food
    over a short period of time, even when they are
    not hungry.In some of the rare cases, people
    describe themselves as being in a "dazed state"
    during a binge particularly binges during the
    night and they are not able to recall what they
    ate.People who binge eats feel they have no
    control over their eating. Sometimes they binge
    in private as they feel embarrassed, guilty or
    disgusted with their behavior after they have
    finished eating.

Binge Eating
  • Phases of binge eating sometimes alternate with
    periods where the person cuts down on the amount
    of food they eat.This can further lead to a
    vicious cycle that is difficult to break in which
    blood sugar levels rise, fall rapidly and false
    messages are sent to the brain, which result in
    cravings for food when your body doesn't need it.

Who is affected from Binge eating?
  • Anyone can be affected by binge eating. While
    the condition is slightly more common in women
    than men, the numbers of men and women affected
    are more equal than in other eating disorders,
    such as anorexia nervosa.The disease tends to
    develop first in young adults, however many
    people do not seek help until they are in their
    30s or 40s.Generally it is estimated that
    around 1 in 30 to 1 in 50 people have chances of
    developing binge eating disorder at some point
    during their life.

What causes binge eating?
  • Still the cause of binge eating is not clear,
    but, like most of the eating disorders, it is
    seen as a path of coping with feelings of
    unhappiness and low self-esteem.Factors which
    can increase your risk of developing problems
    with binge eating include
  • a lack of confidence and low self-esteem
  • depression or anxiety
  • moments of stress, anger, boredom or loneliness
  • Unsatisfied with your body and feeling under
    pressure to be thin
  • Had stressful events in the past
  • Variation in brain or the amount of hormones made
    by your brain compared to people who don't binge

What causes binge eating?
  • Sometimes, binge eating can develop following a
    strict diet, specifically if you skipped meals,
    cut certain foods out and didn't eat enough food.
    These are unhealthy ways to lose weight and may
    mean you're more likely to binge at another time.

How binge eating is treated?
  • The main treatments are
  • self-help programmes this can be done
    individually with a book or online course, or as
    part of a self-help support group
  • self-help guided (self-help supervised by regular
    contacts with a professional)
  • specialist group intervention
  • individual psychological therapy like cognitive
    behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • medication called selective serotonin reuptake
    inhibitors (SSRIs)
  • If you are obese, doctor may also draw up a
    weight loss plan to follow during treatment or
    after any psychological issues have been dealt

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