Anorexia and gluttony

Anorexia and gluttony


Anorexia means going on a diet or not eating to the point where a person loses weight and becomes 15% below his ideal weight and is characterized by a pathological fear of weight gain or an inaccurate belief that the person is overweight and use compulsive rituals to lose weight.


Gluttony: It is also called a neuropathy disorder or over-eating disorder, which is to eat huge amounts of food in a short period followed by vomiting that the person forces himself or overuse laxatives, both disorders usually begin in the early or middle of adolescence.


Like many psychiatric disorders, anorexia and bulimia appear to have genetic causes if found to be prevalent in certain families.


Anorexia and gluttony can cause many serious complications including hormonal disorders with the absence of menstrual cycles, osteoporosis and imbalance in the rates of many salts and thus cause serious heart rate disorder and even death.



People begin to cancel certain foods from their meals and claim to eat some meals and sometimes they are controlled by excessive lysing, and they may feel fat, although they may in fact be slack, and may be mutual intervals between not eating at all and eating deliciously and may stop Menstrual cycle.


As their weight swells, their health deteriorates, the skin appears to be pale in color, and other symptoms are bombarding the extras, hair, constipation, or anemia( anemia), swelling of the joints, constant cold, ulcers that do not heal, and difficulty concentrating and thinking.


People with bulimia are also afraid of increased weight gain, but unlike those with anorexia they often realize that their behavior is abnormal and may develop depression after eating a hearty meal, and the consequences may be severe health, including fatigue, wasting,  constipation, bloating, swelling of the salivary glands,  erosion of tooth enamel, throat ulcers as a result of vomiting,




Treatment of both disorders achieves the best success as early as it starts early if you or someone you know suspects have anorexia or bulimia, look for medical aid as soon as  possible,  your doctor may recommend hospitalization if the weight is less than 30% lower than the ideal weight

Customary treatment seeks to convince the injured that they are overweight and that their attempts to lose weight are not of reason in anything, but behavioral therapy includes developing communication with the person and encouraging them to gain weight in return for certain rewards promised.


Family therapy is important to help families understand the nature of the disease may be prescribed medications so that those with depression or compulsive habits can develop either anorexia or gluttony.




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