The article goes over bulimia nervosa in a brief but descriptive article which is broken up in to three pages. Individuals with bulimia nervosa periodically engage in discreet eating periods, which can be considered to be binge eating, which is then followed by act of purging. This is a recurrent episode due to sense of lack of control, thus portraying an uncontrollable inappropriate behavior in order to prevent weight gain. This is common among mostly women such as gymnasts and models.Those who are bulimic have major concerns about their weight and shape. However, though their binge eating habits are uncontrollable, those consequences of eating unhealthy foods are undone by acts of self induced vomiting, a misuse of laxatives, restrictions, diuretics, enemas, and excessive exercising. For bulimia nervosa, there are two types, the purging type, which is when the individual regularly binge eats and then vomits, or uses laxative, diuretics and enemas, and the non-purging type, which is when individuals endure extreme dietary fasting and exercising.
[...] It is also a reliable source because of its backing of MD's who were used as references. http://www.gurze.com/client/client_pages/newsletteredt11.cfm This article discusses the treatment of eating disorders can be a bit similar to anxiety disorders, due to similar characteristics and causes. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are associated with altered levels of neurotransmitters, or chemical messengers in the brain. This is particularly true of serotonin levels. It makes sense, then, that medications developed to improve the function of neurotransmitters might be useful in the treatment of eating disorders. [...]
[...] http://www.emedicine.com/emerg/topic34.htm This article descriptively describes anorexia nervosa as a psychiatric disorder. What anorexia is characterized as is when an individual refuses to maintain a minimal of the normal weight, and this is accompanied by a list of psychological and physiological consequences. If they are less than 85% of their ideal weight, have an intense fear of gaining weight, have a disturbance of their own body image, then they can be diagnosed with anorexia nervosa. There are two subtypes, a restriction subtype, which is the limitation of food as the main strive to lose weight, and there is binge-eating/purging type, in which there are short but intense eating periods, followed by self induced vomiting, use of laxatives or diuretics, and excessive exercise. [...]
[...] The complications that come with bulimia are cardiovascular problems, tooth and gum problemls, throat and mouth problems, low potassium levels, digestive problems, and abuse of medication and drugs. For cariodiovascular problems, there can be heart muscle disorders due to electrolyte abnormalties or use of ipecac to induce vomiting and this can cause irregular heart rhythms. Fainting and low blood pressure are also problems. For tooth and gum problems, the stomach acid that washes over the teeth and gums during vomiting actually causes permanent loss of dental enamel and teeth actually begin to rot. [...]
[...] Many of these are common additional problems in patients with eating disorders and their families.Anorexia Nervosa Medications The initial goal in treating anorexia nervosa is the immediate restoration of normal weight. This is urgent for physical health and is a crucial first step in psychological recovery as well. Because people with anorexia nervosa are often sad and obsessional, it is logical to hope that SSRIs might help. Although they are widely prescribed for this purpose, research studies and the clinical experience of specialists both show that SSRIs DO NOT help low-weight patients recover. [...]
[...] amazed at its ability to help patients overcome the acute symptoms of anorexia nervosa." Meanwhile, the largest controlled study on bulimia nervosa so far supports what earlier research has found: Tailored cognitive behavioral therapy and, to some extent, interpersonal psychotherapy can help young women stop bingeing and purging, accept their appearance, and develop healthier ways of coping with stressful situations. In addition, the antidepressant Prozac appears to help bulimic patients who don't benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy or interpersonal psychotherapy, other studies find. [...]
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