Eating disorder is a mental health condition where you use the control of food to cope with feelings and other situations.

Eating disorder

Symptoms of eating disorders


A normal eating habits that negatively affect physical or mental health
Appears uncomfortable eating around others
Skipping meals or taking small portions of food at regular meals
Frequent dieting
Frequent checking in the mirror for perceived flaws in appearance
Extreme mood swings


There are three types of eating disorder
Anorexia Nervosa
Bulimia Nervosa
Binge Eating Disorder

Anorexia Nervosa

It is an eating disorder that can result in severe weight loss. A person with anorexia is preoccupied with calorie intake and Weight.
Anorexia is most commonly found in females (mostly adolescents than in male)


Symptoms


Inability to maintain a normal weight
Fatigue
More than three cycles without a period
Dry skin
Hair falling out
Some of these behaviors can be observed
Excessive exercise
Depressed mood
Hunger denial


Most times, anorexia nervosa is usually caused by pressure from society, that one is too fat or weighty


Bulimia Nervosa

This is a type of eating disorder whereby people eat large amounts of food at one time (Binge eating), then try to get rid of the food or weight gain by throwing up, taking laxatives or exercising a lot more than normal.
Women are most likely to develop bulimia nervosa than men.


Symptoms of bulimia nervosa


Self induced vomiting
Expressing guilt or shame about body image
Depression
Hides food in strange places
Scars on knuckles and hands
Complaining about body image

Binge Eating Disorder (Bed)


People with binge eating disorder may eat a lot of food with a short period of time even when they are not hungry


Symptoms


Eating unusually large amounts of food within a specific period of time
Eating when you are not hungry
Eating alone or in secret
Eating until uncomfortably full
Fluctuations in body weight
Frequent dieting
Feeling of low self esteem

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