Binge Eating Disorder

Anurag has binge eating disorder which involves episodes of binge eating where the individual consumes an unusually large amount of food during a short time period, such as a couple of hours.

People with binge-eating disorder often feel they have no control over their eating. Binge eating episodes are sometimes triggered by emotions such as feeling happy, anxious, bored, or after stressful events.

What is Binge Eating Disorder?

Binge eating disorder is a type of eating disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of binge eating, or consuming a large amount of food in a short period of time. During a binge, a person may feel that they cannot control how much they are eating and may feel distressed or ashamed after the episode. Binge eating disorder is different from bulimia nervosa, as people with binge eating disorder do not engage in compensatory behaviors such as purging after a binge.

Binge eating disorder can have serious physical and emotional consequences, including weight gain, high blood pressure, and depression. It can also increase the risk of other health problems such as diabetes and heart disease.

If you or someone you know is struggling with binge eating disorder, it is important to seek help. Treatment for binge eating disorder may include therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, to help the person identify and change negative patterns of thought and behavior related to food and eating. It may also include nutrition education and support to help the person learn healthy eating habits.

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