How An Eating Disorder Affects Your Life
Malibu, CA 11/14/2009 01:15 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)
Similar to addiction, eating disorders are also a disease but they are very much treatable. They are caused from very complicated psychological and biological underlying causes. Treatment is a very delicate process that must be taken seriously.
Eating disorders are normally not a stand alone disease meaning that it is usually accompanied by another mental disorder such as substance abuse, depression, or anxiety and panic disorders. People who suffer from eating disorders are a great risk for developing other serious medical disorders and health complications, especially heart disease or kidney failure.
Does the thought of eating something make you panic to where you get physically ill? Do you binge excessively and are you out of control? Do you eat everything in sight until you cannot eat any more only to vomit afterwards?
Do you ever chew the food just so you can taste it but never ever swallow it? Do you hide any of these things from friends and family? These are some of the indicators that you likely have an eating disorder.
Inpatient treatment for eating disorders in as unrestrictive as possible while still ensuring your safety. Any other psychiatric problems that you might have will also be addressed while you are in treatment. This is the very best thing that you can do for yourself. Call us at 1-800-501-1988.
As mentioned, no one really knows what exactly causes eating disorders but it is understood that abnormal brain activity is involved. There are many factors that can pave the way for you to perhaps begin extreme dieting that leads into very dangerous eating disorders.
It is thought that most eating disorders surface during adolescence but more recent data has indicated that it could be much earlier or later. One important fact About Eating Disorders is that almost all cases are females with males accounting for well under 10%.
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by Frankie Vellbond