Written by Dr. Vivekanand, MBBS | 
Medically Reviewed by dr. reeja tharu, M.Phil.,Ph.D on Dec 07, 2014

Glossary

Binges: Episodes of uncontrolled excessive eating.

Anorexia: An Eating Disorder commonly found to affect adolescent girls and women.


Vomiting: The ejection of contents of the stomach through the mouth; or, the material itself.

Laxatives: A drug that stimulates bowel movements.

Syndrome: A group of symptoms that characterise a specific condition. A set of signs or a series of events occurring together that makes up a disease or health problem.

Depression: Mental state of low mood commonly associated with feelings of sadness, emptiness, despair or loss of interest in life or worldly matters.

Obese: Obesity occurs when a person has too much body fat. Obesity is not the same as being overweight; a person is considered obese when they weigh 20% or more of the maximum desirable weight for their height.

Binge Eating: A Condition that involves eating a large amount of food within a short period of time. Seen commonly in Bulimia Nervosa.

Inflammation: A response of redness, swelling, pain, and a feeling of heat in certain areas, which is meant to protect tissues, affected by injury or disease.

Heartburn: Pain due to regurgitation (reflux) of juices from the stomach into the oesophagus; pyrosis.

Hirsuitism: Presence of excessive hair on the body or the face.

Psychotherapy: The therapy that involves the patient talking about their mental and emotional disorders to a psychiatrist, psychologist or licensed counsellor for treatment.

Hormonal: Effects particularly caused by hormones.

Infertility: The inability to produce children.

Scalp: Skin over the head on which the hair grows.

Diuretic: A substance or drug that causes increased passing of urine.

Comments

NINA1 Sunday, February 26, 2012

There is so much information about eating disorders. But almost no information about how or where to get help.

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