The Onset of Bulimia and Correlating Hypothyroidism
A description of the disorders and review of recent literature.
# 4630 | 3,165 words | 9 sources | APA | 2002 |
Published on Feb 11, 2003 in Medical and Health (Medical Studies) , Medical and Health (Nutrition and Exercise) , Psychology (Disorders) , Nutrition (Food) , Medical and Health (Eating Disorders) , Research Designs (General)
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This paper presents an overview of the disorders Bulimia nervosa and Hypothyroidism, including a description of both syndromes and their effects (diagnoses/onset of Bulimia and role of thyroid gland), as well as a review of various research findings interconnecting the two. In particular, long term damaging effects of Bulimia such as low blood sugar and hyperglycemia, lower resting metabolic rates, and malnutrition are examined in order to correlate it with the possible onset of hypothyroidism.
From the Paper:"A brief description of Bulimia Nervosa according to the latest DSM IV entails recurrent episodes of binge eating characterized of larger than normal portions in shorter than average time spans. These episodes are accompanied by a lack of control over feeding behavior and typically followed by a period of compensatory behavior such as self-induced vomiting; misuse of laxatives, diuretics, enemas, or other medications; fasting, or excessive exercise. Binges and purges occur in ongoing cycles for an average of at least twice a week for three months. An onset of bulimia usually occurs in later adolescence and more prevalent in females. People suffering this condition may or may not be overweight and may or may not have suffered previously or are concurrently suffering from Anorexia Nervosa."
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