Binge eating disorder

Binge eating disorder is defined as recurring episodes of eating significant amount of food in a short period of time than most people would eat under similar circumstances, with episodes marked by feelings of shame and lack of control.

 

Someone with binge eating disorder may eat too quickly, even when he or she is not hungry. The person may have feelings of guilt, embarrassment, or disgust and may binge eat alone to hide the behaviour.

 

This disorder is associated with marked distress and occurs, on average, at least once a week over three months without the use of any compensatory behaviours and frequently leading to becoming overweight or obese. 

 

While overeating is a challenge for many, recurrent binge eating is less common, far more severe, and is associated with significant physical and psychological problems but can be treated successfully. 

Consequences of Binging on your body

  • High blood pressure

  • High cholesterol levels

  • Type II diabetes mellitus

  • Heart disease as a result of elevated triglyceride levels

  • Gallbladder disease

  • Sleep Apnoea

  • Arthrosis & difficulty mobilizing