Bulimia: the consequences - when you are completely dependent on food - Signs of bulimia

December 5, 2011

  • Bulimia: the consequences - when you are completely dependent on food
  • Symptoms of bulimia

Symptoms of bulimia

In bulimia have both physical and psychological symptoms. Here are the most common ones. Note that the presence of a person some of them do not necessarily indicate that he bulimia or indeed any eating disorder. Conversely, patients are not always present bulimia all of these symptoms.

Physical symptoms of bulimia:

  • The wounds on the palms and fingers, which appear from the fact that people often put their fingers in the mouth to induce vomiting
  • Caries, erosion of tooth enamel, bleeding gums
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Swollen salivary glands
  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Sore throat
  • Weakness, tiredness
  • Red squirrel eyes
  • Stomach pain
  • Fluid retention
  • Dehydration
  • Fluctuations in weight
  • Changes in biochemistry
  • Violation of mineral and electrolyte balance
  • Stomach Ulcer
  • Depletion
  • Seizures
  • Violation of the liver

In severe cases, may occur gap tissue of the stomach or a heart attack Heart disease and heart attacks: that every woman should know  Heart disease and heart attacks: that every woman should know
 Which sometimes lead to sudden death

Psychological symptoms of bulimia:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings and irritability
  • Low self-esteem
  • The feeling of losing control
  • Increased concern about their appearance and weight
  • Obsession with food, diet and fitness
  • Detachment from others
  • Perfectionism

Bulimia is much more common in women than in men. At risk are teenage girls and young women. It is believed that an important factor in the development of bulimia is the impact of media, duplicating images of very slim women as beauty ideal and role model. In many countries, doctors have repeatedly expressed their views on the danger of increased media attention to such images, but has not yet adopted any significant measures to change the situation.


Complications of bulimia

If bulimia is not treated, it may appear very serious and even life-threatening complications.

Because of self-induced vomiting, over time, destroy tooth enamel, caries develops More about caries - take care of your teeth until it's too late  More about caries - take care of your teeth until it's too late
 Increased tooth sensitivity Tooth Sensitivity - sudden pain  Tooth Sensitivity - sudden pain
   cold and hot food.

In the mouth, there are sores, swollen salivary glands.

The esophagus and intestines can also suffer from frequent vomiting, in particular, it is possible to ulceration, and even tears.

Exhaustion and dehydration, which is also a result of bulimia can lead to disruption of the menstrual cycle or the complete absence of menstruation.

Abuse of diuretics can lead to accumulation of fluid in the body - the swelling. Prolonged use of laxatives can be formed dependent on them, that is, without the process of defecation in the patient will be very difficult.

In addition, it is likely imbalance of electrolytes, which can be life threatening.

When bulimia pregnancy threatens the health of both mother and unborn child.


How to treat bulimia?

Patients with bulimia often have more or less serious psychological disorders, from which you can get rid of using different methods. In particular, treatment of bulimia psychiatrist can perform, using both drugs and psychotherapy.

Often used in the treatment of bulimia antidepressants; the most popular of them are fluoxetine (Prozac) - selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, whose effectiveness is proved by many researchers. Used other antidepressants, including monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), tricyclic antidepressants, and buspirone (Buspar). However, while Prozac remains the most effective and safe treatment for bulimia.

In very serious complications, including mental health, you may need hospitalization. In most cases, patients with bulimia are at home and regularly attend sessions of psychotherapy.

The goal of therapy - to help the patient understand what makes him cravings to overeating and subsequent purification of the body Cleansing the body - comprehensive restoration  Cleansing the body - comprehensive restoration
 And, in general, the constant fear of being too thick. Understanding the causes of their problems - a huge step toward healing. Sometimes family therapy is used to help family members better understand the patient and to create conditions for mutual support, which is very conducive to recovery.

Restoration of physical and mental health may take some time, the results of treatment will not be seen immediately. It is important not to rush the healing process, and gradually pass through all its stages, to ensure long-term and reliable results.

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Anorexia in stars: reverse side gloss - Anorexia among models

December 2, 2011

  • Anorexia have stars downside gloss
  • Anorexia among models

Anorexia among models

Tyra Banks recently said in a TV interview: "I would like to change the business model right now. But I can not. It's a tough business, and to be in it, we have to be thin. " The famous model expressed her dissatisfaction with the fact that the girls who want to become models, need to be so slim that most people would find them just skinny.

Luisel Ramos was the first model, who died of anorexia. We know that three months before her death, she moved to a diet of lettuce leaves and Diet Coke.

Then died Brazilian Ana Carolina Reston, better known than Luisel Ramos. Girl height 172 cm weighed 40 kg. She was hospitalized with severe renal impairment, it was probably caused by the fact that shortly before her death she ate only apples and tomatoes.

 Anorexia among models | Anorexia have stars downside gloss

The world of fashion and anorexia

Shortly thereafter, the leading fashion houses in Madrid and Brazil proposed a ban part in fashion shows models with very low body mass index. Some fashion critics had fun on this subject ("Where, where? In Madrid?", They clown around) - because Madrid is not included in the top five fashion capitals. However, many appropriate people regarded it as a good proposal.

Models and other celebrities are often blamed for spreading anorexia and bulimia Bulimia - how to deal with an invisible enemy?  Bulimia - how to deal with an invisible enemy?
 . Indeed, since the media have become truly global, cases of these diseases become more frequent.

 Anorexia among models | Anorexia have stars downside gloss

Photoshop to help

In fact, the images that appear in glossy magazines, are hefty processing graphic editors. Imagine a model that is already suffering from anorexia and very thin, will make even more slender (ie lean) with the help of Photoshop. What you need to do a woman who wants the same shape? That is why some activists offer to write on these photos, they are processed with the help of the graphics editor (such as warnings on video with dangerous stunts: "Danger - do not try!").

Whatever may seem a strange idea, perhaps it makes sense because anorexia Anorexia nervosa - symptoms and effects on the body  Anorexia nervosa - symptoms and effects on the body
   - A deadly disease, which affects millions of people annually, mostly young girls who dream to be like the pictures from magazines.

Meanwhile, Karl Lagerfeld said that in the modeling business have no problem with anorexia. The model works, he said, just slender girl. This statement was criticized, but that's all over and done with. As long as everything remains as before; to become a model, you can not be normal (rare exceptions only prove the rule), but too thin - you can. At least until the body can not light a "red light".

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