eating disorders anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa explained.

People with eating disorders have a disturbed eating behavior. They do not eat when they are hungry, submit themselves to strict dietary rules that are harmful to their body or swallow large amounts in a whim – usually high in calories and unhealthy – food. All eating and food to do for them is loaded. Their lives are dominated by (the thought of) food.
The most common eating disorders are anorexia and bulimia nervosa. In anorexia nervosa there is a huge fear of becoming fat, while they have very low weight. For bulimia nervosa and binge eating has been frequently they try to prevent weight gain by self-induced vomiting or using laxatives. In recent years, and increasing attention to the eatingdisorder, also called binge eating disorder. The eatingdisorder resembles bulimia nervosa, but without harmful compensatory behavior, such as vomiting and using laxatives.

Anorexia nervosa literally means “nervous lack of appetite a cause” This is an unfortunate name, because people with anorexia nervosa or appetite, but most of the time ignore They eat little, because they are afraid to be fat . Anorexia nervosa patients have learned to ignore signs of hunger or not feeling. The disorder could be better “line disease” could be mentioned, because patients want to minimize calories ingested, in other words they fast. They save on meals, throwing away their lunch or dinner shift at night to and fro on their plate without taking much. The little they eat, often follows a fixed, compulsive pattern, they nibble on a carrot for two hours.
In addition, they often have more sports in order to lose weight. Anorexia nervosa patients than in normally extremely thin. Patients with anorexia nervosa have a distorted image of their own bodies. They find themselves too fat, even though they are skinny. Because the area is usually very insists that they must eat more, while the patient is very much against it, is it common for anorexia patients to the area to hide food so eat food secretly. They sometimes get them out of tricks, such as secretly vomit, throw food, say they have just eaten, and so on. They know, moreover, like bulimia nervosa patients, mostly everything from diets and calories, and there are a large part of the day in their minds compulsively doing. This is often experienced as a great burden, because it leaves little room for normal or enjoyable thoughts and activities.
Bulimia nervosa literally means “hungry as an ox”
Even that name is not quite right, because the patients in a short period a lot of food and thus continue, even if they are not hungry anymore. Someone with bulimia nervosa to binge eating. The patient feels that as a lack of self-control. Not too fat to be created by binge eating bulimia nevosa patients often self-induced vomiting, abuse laxatives or do they sometimes to extreme exercise. They may suffer heavy feel they are overweight or that their body is not good enough, even if there is no objective reason.
Food and body weight are an obsession for them. They worry about what they do and what not to eat and what the consequences will be for their appearance. This difficulty can they concentrate on other things, also affect their social lives. While they do their best to the great outside world not to let any of their drudgery and their problems.

Body Mass Index (BMI) also queletet index (the QI), may be whether the weight is within the norm

BMI can be calculated as follows;
Body weight divided by (height in meters squared in.
Weight, 65kg
Length 1.70
BMI = 65 (1,70 x1, 70) = 22.5

BMI 15 or less extreme weight loss
Normal weight, BMI between 19-25
BMI 30 or more is extremely overweight.
BMI above 40 is morbidly obese (very overweight)


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