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Understanding and Overcoming Eating Disorders: A Comprehensive Guide

Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses characterized by abnormal eating habits that negatively impact physical and emotional health. People with eating disorders develop an unhealthy obsession with food, weight, and body image, which leads to unhealthy eating behaviors. These behaviors can be dangerous and even life-threatening.

Mental and behavioral signs may include:
  1. Dramatic weight loss
  2. concern about eating in public
  3. preoccupation with weight, food, calories, fat grams, or dieting
  4. complaints of constipation, cold intolerance, abdominal pain, lethargy, or excess energy
  5. excuses to avoid mealtime
  6. intense fear of weight gain or being “fat”
  7. dressing in layers to hide weight loss or stay warm
  8. severely limiting and restricting the amount and types of food consumed
  9. refusing to eat certain foods
  10. denying feeling hungry
  11. expressing a need to “burn off” calories
  12. repeatedly weighing oneself
  13. patterns of binge eating and purging
  14. developing rituals around food
  15. excessively exercising
  16. cooking meals for others without eating

missing menstrual periods (in people who would typically menstruate) 

Physical signs may include: 
  1. stomach cramps and other
  2. gastrointestinal symptoms
  3. difficulty concentrating
  4. atypical lab test results (anemia, low thyroid levels, low hormone levels, low potassium, low blood cell counts, slow heart rate)
  5. dizziness
  6. fainting
  7. feeling cold all the time
  8. sleep irregularities
  9. menstrual irregularities
  10. calluses across the tops of the finger joints (a sign of inducing vomiting)
  11. dry skin
  12. dry, thin nails
  13. thinning hair
  14. muscle weakness
  15. poor wound healing
  16. poor immune system function


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