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11 effects binge eating could have on your health

Dr. Lala .A.

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What are other effects of binge eating disorder?
1. Diabetes
2. High blood pressure
3. High cholesterol
4. Gallbladder disease
5. Heart disease
6. Shortness of breath
7. Certain types of cancer
8. Menstrual problems
9. Decreased mobility (inability to move around) and tiredness
10. Sleep problems
11. Depression

 

 

 

What can be done?
Treatment of binge eating disorder is challenging because most people feel ashamed of their disorder and try to hide their problem. Often they are so successful that even close family members and friends don’t know they binge eat.
Like other eating disorders, binge eating disorder is a serious problem that can be solved with proper treatment. With treatment and commitment, many people with this disorder can overcome the habit of overeating and learn healthy eating patterns.

 

 

 

How can you prevent Binge Eating Disorder?
Although it might not be possible to prevent all cases of binge eating disorder, it is helpful to begin treatment in people as soon as they begin to have symptoms. In addition, teaching and encouraging healthy eating habits and realistic attitudes about food and body image also might be helpful in preventing the development or worsening of eating disorders.

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Dr. Lala .A. is a graduate of University of Ilorin who also holds a Diploma in Computer Engineering. She is an MDCN (Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria) certified doctor who aspires to be a plastic surgeon involved in creating awareness about women's rights and responsibilities and also training would be surgeons. She is a proud member of various reputable bodies including the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and Young Africa Leaders Initiative (YALI). She loves to read, write, sleep and play the drums in her spare time.