EATING DISORDERS AND FOOD ADDICTION

What are eating disorders? Eating disorders are typically associated with various maladaptive patterns of behavior related to food, it’s consumption, and the ensuing effects on a person’s emotional and physical well-being.   It may, or may not, include attempts to offset the “consequences” of these behaviors by the use or abuse of compensatory agents and behaviors […]

EATING DISORDERS AND RELATED MEDICAL COMPLICATIONS

Although eating disorders are considered emotional illnesses with addictive elements associated with them, restricting and malnutrition, bingeing, purging and over-exercise behaviors can seriously impact the physical health of someone. That said, medical complications often accompany people with eating disorders. It is imperative these medical issues be recognized and treated at the same time the addictive […]

DENTAL PROBLEMS WITH ANOREXIA, BULIMIA, AND BINGE EATING DISORDERS

Dental Problems with Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorders Although eating disorders are often accompanied by a variety of physical and emotional complications, perhaps the most painful are those leading to severe dental problems. To be sure, there is some overlap with respect to the specific impact each type of eating disorder has on our […]

DRUNKOREXIA

There are reports of an increase among college age females of binge drinking and a co-occurring eating disorder, now referred to as “Drunkorexia” according to an article appearing in a Denver newspaper. Although not a medical term, it depicts a pattern of disordered eating that combines bulimia nervosa (binge eating and purging) with binge drinking. […]

ANOREXIA AND BULIMIA AND THE EFFECTS ON YOUR TEETH

Eating disorders are bad news for teeth Eating disorders affect around 15% of young girls to varying degrees, around five to ten times more than men. These illnesses involve a constant preoccupation with food, a distorted body image and excessive measures taken to control weight… excessive to the point of harming your body’s health, as […]

DEFINING BULIMIA

What is Bulimia Nervosa? Bulimia nervosa is a psychological illness characterized by the sufferer binging and then purging themselves of food. It is often related to both anorexia nervosa and binge-eating disorder. However, the sufferer may not always have a morbid fear of weight gain and there are those who purge without binging, a condition […]