Do You Suffer From Binge Eating Disorder?

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Binge Eating Disorder Definition: This is a serious eating disorder. Those who suffer from this disorder eat large amounts of food and feel unable to stop. While many people eat excessively from time to time, compulsive users do so excessively where it occurs regularly and is uncontrollable.

“Almost everyone eats in excess, like having seconds or third of a festive meal.” But for some people, excess overeating that feels out of control and becomes a regular occurrence crosses the line of compulsive binge eating disorder.

Causes of binge eating disorder

Binge eating disorder can have several causes and there is no exact cause that can be held responsible. The causes of binge eating disorder are:

  • Biological (hormonal irregularities, family history, age and genetic mutations) group of people who eat fast food, binge eating disorder.
  • Psychological (depression, problems to cope with emotions and low self-esteem)
  • Social and Cultural (Abuse, social pressure, bullying, etc.)
    Those who suffer from the aforementioned causes of binge eating disorder may not fully realize what triggers triggered them, what are the underlying causes of their struggle, or what steps are necessary to overcome this life-threatening problem. And, consequently, if not addressed, these causes can continue to affect your health and life expectancy for many years.

Problems related to binge eating disorder

Some problems that can be caused if binge eating disorder is not addressed include:

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  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Sleep apnea
  • Obesity
  • Preventable premature death

How bariatric surgery and other treatments can help

Bariatric surgery can become a highly effective tool to overcome binge eating disorder. Gastric sleeve surgery can eliminate the feeling of hunger, which can reduce the chances of overeating since your body may not want food. However, because binge eating disorder can be a disorder that is not directly related to hunger, but even more so to emotions, you may still have problems with the disorder.

If necessary, Dr. Jaime Ponce de Leónic recommends counseling along with surgery to ensure that the underlying causes of your struggle with binge eating disorder are addressed. A nutritionist is also a great source of support when you undergo such a big change in diet and lifestyle. Joining support groups for eating disorders can also be a great way to find a community of people with binge eating disorder.

Three specific types of therapy that can help with binge eating disorder include: A man in counseling. Binge eating disorder

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT): this is an effective therapy for those suffering from depression. CBT focuses on the thoughts that cause depression and focuses on how to overcome these thoughts.
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT): This is a solution to depression that focuses on how patient interactions or lack of interaction with other people around you may be causing problems in your life.
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT): this therapy option focuses primarily on high-risk and difficult-to-treat patients (such as those with suicidal behavior and borderline personality disorder) and focuses on changing thought patterns to reduce depression

If you have a binge eating disorder and you are in a place where you know you have a problem, seeking help can add years to your life. Although you may feel guilty or can not return from this fight, there are great resources available and it is never too late to make a change!

If you are considering bariatric surgery and need help with your diet, we offer nutritional guidance inside and outside of surgery. Do not hesitate to contact us at any time to schedule a consultation.

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