Here’s all you need to know about BED

Binge eating disorder

Eating alone most of the time due to embarrassment and shame is considered to be one of the symptoms of BED.

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New Delhi: Binge eating isn’t just a term that can be used randomly but it is an eating disorder that a lot of people might be facing. Binge eating disorder (BED) is considered to be an eating disorder where one binges on a lot of food in a short span of time. Binge eating might lead to a lot of health issues like heart disease, blood pressure, or diabetes among other health issues.

What is Binge Eating Disorder?

Like bulimia nervosa or anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder is also an eating disorder where an individual binges on large amounts of food. The condition doesn’t just involve food but it is considered to be a psychiatric disorder.

Symptoms of binge eating disorder:

  1. Eating until completely full
  2. Eating alone most of the time due to embarrassment and shame
  3. Eating more rapidly than normal
  4. Eating large amounts without feeling hungryFeelings of guilt or disgust with oneself

Stress in any form could act as a trigger for binge eating and therefore, it is important that you keep your stress under check. People with have BED often feel unhappy about their overeating or body shape or weight.

The disorder can be mild or severe depending on the number of times you have BED episodes. The condition is considered mild if it happens one to three times a week; and in severe to mild cases, it can happen from 5 to 12 times a week. The condition is considered extreme when episodes of BED occur more than 14 times a week.

Risks of binge eating disorder:

The disorder comes with its own set of risks. Overeating and binge eating can cause a lot of health issues such as obesity, stroke, diabetes and other health conditions. It could also give rise to chronic pain and mental health issues.

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness program or making any changes to your diet.


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