Eating Disorder Symptoms
These symptoms vary depending on the type of disorder experienced, including:
- Bulimia nervosa or often called bulimia. When suffering from bulimia disorder, a person experiences loss of control while eating so repeatedly consume food in large quantities and then remove it back (eating and purging). This is done to reduce excess calories because of feeling guilty, embarrassed and afraid to gain excess weight. The way it is done is usually by forcing yourself to vomit and exercising too hard. Other bulimia symptoms include the use of extreme weight loss supplements, laxative use, taking diuretics or enemas on a regular basis. Bulimic patients tend to judge shortcomings in themselves by being too harsh, even if the actual weight is normal or slightly excessive. Many bulimics also limit eating in the daytime, increasing the amount of food at night, then regurgitating.
- Excessive eating disorders. When suffering from this disorder, a person usually eats in large quantities and then feels lost control with his diet. Patients are eating faster and many when not hungry and continue even though it is full. Just like bulimia, the sufferer will be disgusted with himself and embarrassed for his behavior, but the patient does not try to exercise excessive exercise or vomit his food. Patients usually tend to eat alone so that the disorder is not known by others.
- Anorexia nervosa. This disorder is shown by an abnormally low weight, feeling very afraid if weight gain and have wrong perception about body weight or body shape himself. Anorexics strive to maintain their intake of food in order to maintain their weight and body shape, which can sometimes die of starvation. Other anorexia symptoms can include: lean body, insomnia, excessive fatigue, dizziness, blue nails, nails and brittle hair, constipation, dry skin, and irregular heartbeat.
- Other eating disorders;-Pakanakan (pica) is the habit of consuming non-food ingredients, such as soap, cloth, talc, powder or soil. This eating habits can lead to medical complications, such as poisoning, bowel problems or infection. Consuming these ingredients is not good for the level of development and not part of a particular culture or life practice in society. These disorders often appear alongside other disorders, such as autism spectrum or mental retardation.-Rumination disorder. The symptom is to re-slash the newly swallowed food repeatedly. Food is put back into the mouth without the preceding nausea or vomiting. In addition, this disorder can make a person malnourished and generally experienced by small children and people with mental retardation.-Restrictive food intake disorder. The symptoms of this disorder are that one does not want to eat and avoid foods with certain characteristics related to the senses, such as color, texture, smell, or taste. This symptom relates to the fear of getting caught after eating, not for fear of excess weight.