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Alimentary Behavior Disorders:

Binge eating disorder

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It is an alimentary behavior disorder of non specific type, which is characterized by recurrent binge eating, with feelings of guilt and subsequent disability, without compensatory mechanisms, which leads to weight gain.

Factors

The presence of binge eating is associated with negative emotions like anger, frustration, fear, loneliness.

Self-evaluation is overly influenced by body shape and weight, with mood changes, irritability, shame, negative feelings of anger and fear, social isolation and it is often to blame others for being overweight.

Symptoms

The patient diets a lot and constantly breaks them, he/she eats little in public and very fast, he/she eats a lot of junk food and weight, is the focus of his/her life.

Consequences

Health problems are the same ones associated with overweight such as: hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, dyslipidemia for increased cholesterol and triglycerides, diabetes mellitus, hyper-or hypoglycemia, myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular events and death.

Diagnosis and treatment

The Alimentary Behavior Disorders are complex diseases that trap the patient little by little and the individual gradually becomes lost with great difficulty to recognize what he/she suffers, so treatment must be multi-and interdisciplinary with different specialists to address all impact areas, always supported by the family, which is essential for recovery.

This information is intended to inform and educate, and does not replace the assessment, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a health professional.

This service can be found at the Integrated Diagnosis and Treatment Center (CIDyT) through the clinical service eating disorders in our medical facilities at Médica Sur Tlalpan.