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Why do people check themselves out in the mirror
What nutrient is essential to the health of all tissues including the brain
What type of therapy uses cold packs to reduce inflammation by constricting blood vessels and limiting blood flow to the injured tissues
What terms is defined as the process of safely getting alcohol out of one's system
There are various terms which are defined as the process of
safely getting alcohol out of one's system. The best term to define
this process would be detoxification.
Which item in a person's daily diet does not need to be limited
Which of these illnesses is defined as the resistance to maintaining normal body weight and the intense fear of gaining weight
What type of insurance replaces income if you have a long term illness or injury and cannot work
Which of these statements best describes the effect of a alcohol on men and women
Women are more vulnerable than men to the medical consequences
of alcohol abuse.
Does amoxicillin cause tinnitus
yes studies show amoxicillin can cause tinnitus
Which illness is characterized by obsessive overeating and excessive weight gain
Binge eating disorder ^_^
Which term refers to a specific condition or circumstance for which a policy will not provide benefits
What is the most striking symptom of anorexia nervosa
The most noticeably striking symptom of anorexia nervosa is the
weight loss in a person with a severe form of the disorder.
What is a developmental milestone for preschoolers 3 to 5 years old
Showing awareness of gender identity
Which of these is a symptom of bulimia
Bulimia nervosa, aka Bulimia, is a condition where a person will eat and then "purge" in order to rid themself of the food they just consumed. The motivation is usually that the person feels like their body weight and/or shape is not as it should be (usually perceiving themselves as grossly overweight) and/or a feeling of lack of control in their life. Guilt and shame are core symptoms of bulimia - bulimics will generally seek to hide their behavior from others in order to maintain an image of being in control.
Symptoms that a bulimic will observe in themself will probably include:
- Eating much more food in a binge episode than in a normal meal or snack
- Feeling that eating can't be controlled once a binge begins
- Hiding or hoarding food
- Making excuses for missing food, or money taken to pay for binge foods
- Eating until the point of physical discomfort or pain
After a binge ends, feelings of self-disgust and shame follow. They are accompanied by the compulsion to engage in some method of purging to rid the body of the extra calories by vomiting, abusing laxatives or diuretics, periods of starving, or excessively exercising. As bulimia worsens, some sufferers feel a need to purge after eating only a small snack or a normal-size meal.
Symptoms that outsiders may observe include:
- Social isolation
- Having a distorted, excessively negative body image
- Preoccupation with body shape and weight
other observable symptoms include:
- Habitually going to the bathroom immediately after eating or during meals
- Damaged teeth and gums
- Constant "barf breath"
- Swollen salivary glands in the cheeks (chipmunk cheeks)
- Persistent sores in the throat and mouth
- Sores, scars or calluses on the knuckles or hands caused by self-induced vomiting
- Scratchy or raspy voice quality
- Misuse of ipecac syrup or other emetic to induce vomiting
- Continuous use of large quantities of laxatives
- Any of the behaviors previously listed as being observable by the bulimic although they may try to hide them.
A bulimic may not display ALL the above symptoms but will probably display a lot of them.
Which illness is characterized by obsessive overeating and recurrent inappropriate behavior in order to prevent weight gain
What is a federal health insurance program for Americans aged 65 and older as well as certain disabled Americans
Medicare is the federal health insurance program for Americans aged 65 and older as well as certain disabled Americans.
What Texting while driving is especially dangerous because it involves visual manual and cognitive distraction
in 2006 What was the leading cause of death among people aged 65 or older
Surprisingly, the leading cause of death in those over 65 is old
age, followed by heart disease and stokes.
Does research suggest that having a healthy breakfast has no effect on a child's intellectual performance
On the contrary, research suggests that having a healthy
breakfast contributes positively to cognitive performance, memory
People with binge eating disorder feel happy when they overeat which can lead to more binge eating
The side effects of ecstasy only occur shortly after using the drug
Unlike anorexia people with bulimia can fall within the normal range for their age and weight