Anorexia and bulimia

Anorexia and bulimia - Anorexia and bulimia Both Anorexia...

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Anorexia and bulimia Both Anorexia and Bulimia are serious eating disorders that primarily affect young women. Whilst the two conditions have differences, they are united by the self-belief that the patient is overweight. Symptoms Patients with Anorexia present with the following features:- Obsessive thoughts about weight and intrusive dread of fatness Decreased intake of calories and avoidance of some food types (Fats, Carbs etc.) Increased levels of exercise in order to burn off more calories Continued weight loss below safe weight for height (BMI<17.5) Patients may start to smoke or chew gum to keep weigh down Loss of libido as well as amenorrhoea in women and testicular atrophy in men Patients with Bulimia present with the following features:- Obsessive thought about weight and intrusive dread of fatness Evidence of binge eating (at least twice a week over a period of three months) Persistent compulsion to eat Fattening effects of food is counteracted in the following ways
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