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Eating disorders Symptoms

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Eating disorders Symptoms


The symptoms of an eating disorder vary as per the underlying type of disorder. E.g Anorexia nervosa or bulimia etc

In Anorexia nervosa, the following symptoms are seen1:

  • Extremely restricted eating
  • Extreme thinness (emaciation)
  • Wanting to be as thin as possible
  • Always fearing gaining any weight
  • Abnormal body image

Those with bulimia nervosa show the following symptoms –

  • Always have an inflammation and soreness in throat
  • Swelling of salivary glands
  • Decaying and breaking ofteeth
  • Acid reflux and other stomach problems
  • High laxative use
  • Signs of dehydration
  • Calluses or scars on the knuckles or hands from sticking fingers down the throat to induce vomiting
  • Puffy “chipmunk” cheeks caused by repeated vomiting
  • Not underweight – Men and women with bulimia are usually normal weight or slightly overweight. Being underweight while purging might indicate a purging type of anorexia
  • Frequent fluctuations in weight – Weight may fluctuate by 10 pounds or more due to alternating episodes of bingeing and purging

And those with Binge eating disorder may show the following1

  • Eating unusually large amounts of food in a specific amount of time
  • Overeating even if not hungry
  • Quick gulping of food
  • Eating secretly
  • Regularly dieting but no losing of weight

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