Binge Eating Disorder Article
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Binge Eating Disorder
Does your son or daughter consume an unusual amount of food at one time, an amount than what a normal person would eat? Do they have a likelihood of over-eating when they are sad or depressed? Have they ever told you that they feel like purging due to the outrageous amount of food they had just eaten? If the answers to the above questions are a ‘big’ yes, chances are that your child is suffering from a binge eating disorder.
Binge eating disorder is also called the compulsive eating disorder and is present in many teenagers today. Almost everyone has a tendency to overeat, especially on special occasions such as Christmas or at Thanksgiving dinners. Having a second or third helping of that delicious chicken pie your mum made is alright. Nevertheless overeating should never happen as a regular occurrence. Binge eating disorder is a serious type of eating disorder as sufferers will eat and eat until they are unable to stop.
Physical symptoms are not very obvious in people who have binge eating disorder. There can be obese individuals who do not have the binge eating disorder. The most common feature in this type of eating disorder is the compulsive eating. A person with binge eating disorder would consume up to 20,000 calories worth of food, whereas a normal person would consume food worth of 2,000 to 3,000 calories per day.
Even though physical symptoms are not visible at first, one may notice several behavioral and emotional signs that may include feelings of anxiety and depression, high frequencies of eating alone, eating large amounts of food even when they’re full, feeling disgusted about their eating habits, hiding empty food containers, etc.
Experts say that there is no real way of preventing binge eating disorder but if you want to help someone overcome their habit, there are several ways to do it. Taking your child to medical check-ups and meeting up with a paediatrician will help them identify the early symptoms of binge eating disorder. As a parent, you could keep an eye on your child’s eating habits. Just because your child is more towards the plump side, make sure you don’t tease or joke about their appearance. If you notice a loved one having a low self-esteem and have unusual eating habits, consider talking to them about these issues. Even if you’re unable to prevent their condition, you could at least talk to them about treatment options.