Essays Tagged: "Binge eating"

Bulimia;topics;symptoms, causes, effects, treatments, what you can do to help get bulimia under control, risk factors, stress, and peer pressure, and who is most likely to develop bulimia.

logical eating disorder. Bulimia is also called bulimia nervosa. It is characterized by episodes of binge wating followed by inappropriate methods of weight control (purging). Inappropiate methods of ... uretics, or complulsive exercises. Shape and weight concerns are also characteristics of bulimia. A binge is an episode where an individual wats a very large amount of food than most people would in a ...

(4 pages) 156 1 4.1 Jan/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Food Choices and the Obesity Epidemic - psychological approach to why people eat what they do, and what can be done about it. Includes Bibliography.

Society has significant problems with food choices today, enough that terms like "binge eating" and "fat-free" have become common vocabulary. Sadly, culture blames obesity on the ind ...

(4 pages) 295 2 4.6 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Body image issues for wome.

heir size and shape. A distorted body image can lead to self-destructive behaviour, like dieting or binge eating. Approximately nine out of 10 young Australian women have dieted at least once in their ... p on body image issues.Type of help availableIf you feel depressed about your body, or if you start bingeing or fasting, then professional help is a good idea. There are counsellors and psychologists ...

(2 pages) 106 0 3.5 Aug/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Anorexia.

g disorder in which the patient eats large amounts of food in a short period of time, also known as binge eating. Another symptom of bulimia is ridding oneself of food through vomiting, using laxative ...

(1 pages) 40 0 4.7 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Anorexia and Bulimia

ave an intense fear of gaining weight. People who suffer from bulimia nervosa go through periods of binge eating and then purging, or sometimes not purging but instead refraining from eating at all fo ... a healthy, normal body weight". Anorexics and bulimics wish to look like these models, and starve, binge, and purge in an attempt to achieve their goal.There is no cure for anorexia or bulimia, but t ...

(4 pages) 43 1 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Bulimia

adolescence and early adulthood. It is very rarely found in men. It is characterized by episodes of binge eating which is eating large quantities of food in a short time. This behavior may be very sev ... s of food restriction, vomiting, laxative abuse or excessive exercising. When vomiting is used, the binges may become multiple with repeating cycles over several hours in which the sufferer eats until ...

(3 pages) 43 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Athletes with eating disorders

in his or her sport, but then loses control and ends up with body and spirit ravaged by starvation, binge eating, purging, and frantic compulsive exercise. What may have begun as a solution to problem ... ng, horse racing, ski jumping, and riding. Wrestlers, usually thought of as strong and massive, may binge eat before a match to carbohydrate load and then purge to make weight in a lower class.The fem ...

(6 pages) 77 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Eating Disorders in Athletes

a pursuit of thinness by not eating enough or at all, and bulimia nervosa which is characterized by binge eating fallowed by self induced vomiting. Athletes in all sports are susceptible to eating dis ...

(5 pages) 95 2 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Anorexia and Bulemia

g habits of a person suffering from anorexia are extremely restricted and many times participate in binge-eating/purging. A woman 's menstrual periods cease and a man's sex hormones may fall when suff ... nd have a fear of growing up. A person suffering from bulimia nervosa has normal and regular binge-eating episodes and tend to feel out of control while eating. The use of vomiting, excessive e ...

(2 pages) 75 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Bulimia

ia?Bulimia, also known as bulimia nervosa, is a psychological eating disorder involving overeating (binge-eating) and self-induced vomiting (purging). Bulimia is not only when someone vomits, its also ... is because, although she tries to lose weight by making herself sick or taking laxatives, she also 'binge eats'. This involves eating, in a very short time, large quantities of fattening foods that sh ...

(7 pages) 96 3 4.3 Jul/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Bulimia.

imia Nervosa is a serious, potentially life threatening eating disorder characterized by a cycle of bingeing and compensatory behaviors such as self induced vomiting designed to undo or compensate for ... pensatory behaviors such as self induced vomiting designed to undo or compensate for the effects of binge eating. A binge can be consuming calories ranging from 1,000 to 60,000 calories in a 1-2 hour ...

(3 pages) 23 0 5.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Bulimia--A destruction to one's self

Bulimia nervosa, more commonly known simply as bulimia or binge and purge disorder, is an eating disorder that affects 1 in 4 college-aged women in America, o ... metimes with the help of diet pills or supplements) for extended periods of time prior to a massive binge, during which they consume abnormal amounts of food in a short period of time. These binges ar ... of other people, and will find any sort of excuse to avoid meals in groups. They may sneak food for bingeing when no one else is around. Bulimics may sometimes run to the bathroom following any form o ...

(6 pages) 65 1 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Bulimia

of older women and men. It is a problem in at least five- percent of women. Bulimia is known as the bingeing and purging disease. But there are two different types of bulimic people. The purging type ... uced vomiting or the misuse of laxatives, diuretics or enemas. People with bulimia eat compulsively bingeing and may consume up to 10,000 calories in one evening. Their weight can fluctuate from under ...

(2 pages) 415 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Obesity

from an excessive increase in fat (Joseph et.al 1). Leading factors causing obesity are overeating, binge eating, and low activity levels (Better Health 2). Obesity in children is a very serious condi ...

(11 pages) 207 0 5.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Bulimia Nervosa

t with alternate side effects of binging and fasting, vomiting and purging being common place after binges. Factors of Bulimia include a family history of alcoholism and depression.National Institute ... ven ipecac syrup (to force themselves to vomit.) When their dietary restraint breaks down, bulimics binge on cast amounts of food - cakes, desserts, hotdogs, whatever is appetizing, then they vomit it ...

(3 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Bulimia

are and you will never be the same (changing bodies 25). Bulimia is known by continuous episodes of binge eating. Purging mostly takes the form of vomiting; the bulimic makes themselves throw up in an ... he bulimic makes themselves throw up in an impulsive way to get rid of the food consumed during the binge. While some people stick their fingers down their throat which is a hopeless attempt to get ri ...

(4 pages) 10 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Bulimia

are and you will never be the same (changing bodies 25). Bulimia is known by continuous episodes of binge eating. Purging mostly takes the form of vomiting; the bulimic makes themselves throw up in an ... he bulimic makes themselves throw up in an impulsive way to get rid of the food consumed during the binge. While some people stick their fingers down their throat which is a hopeless attempt to get ri ...

(4 pages) 8 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

What Is Bulimia

are and you will never be the same (changing bodies 25). Bulimia is known by continuous episodes of binge eating. Purging mostly takes the form of vomiting; the bulimic makes themselves throw up in an ... he bulimic makes themselves throw up in an impulsive way to get rid of the food consumed during the binge. While some people stick their fingers down their throat which is a hopeless attempt to get ri ...

(4 pages) 7 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Explain the biological explanations of one of more eating disorders.

that impaired serotonin responsiveness may provoke the onset of bulimia and maintain the disorder. Binge eating is linked with low levels of serotonin therefore Walsh et al (97) developed a serotonin ... pressant which has proven to be the most effective biological treatment for bulimia as it decreases binge eating.Fava et al (89) also found a higher prevalence of eating disorders in those who have lo ...

(6 pages) 20 0 0.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Eating Disorder

dy weight and shape (Abraham 26).Bulimia nervosa is a disorder which includes a repetitive cycle of bingeing and purging. According to the article "Eating Disorders", those with bulimia try desperatel ... f control while binging. Bulimics resort to using extreme measures to avoid weight gain following a binge episode. These measures include self induced vomiting, laxative abuse, diuretic abuse, strict ...

(2 pages) 30 0 3.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders