Do you pay excessive attention to your body weight, what or how much you eat? Then it is possible that you have an eating problem or even an eating disorder. This creates all kinds of limitations and can even cause you to get stuck in your life. We offer assistance in dealing with an eating problem or eating disorder.
Eating disorder or eating problem?
Sometimes the terms eating problem and eating disorder are used interchangeably, but they are really two different concepts. There are several types of eating disorders and the causes of eating disorders also differ.
What is an eating disorder?
Eating disorder is a broad concept. This varies from very little food to get as few calories as possible to binge eating and overweight. An eating disorder is a serious mental illness. People with eating disorders get ‘stuck’ in their lives; within the family, work and in the social field. This is very drastic.
People with eating disorders are obsessed with their weight and food. Whether or not to eat plays the leading role in their lives and stands in the way of their daily lives when they do not want to. Types of eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder, abbreviated BED.
Eating disorders lead to physical damage. You should think of dizziness, damage to organs, menstrual problems, low body temperature, stomach and intestinal problems, high blood pressure, hair loss and getting bad teeth.
You often also see additional consequences. Someone is ashamed of eating disorder or appearance. That person withdraws more and more, which leads to loneliness and sometimes even depression.
If you have an eating disorder, you really need specialized help and it is important to discuss this as soon as possible. PsyQ has extensive experience in the treatment of eating disorders. Even if you have doubts about whether you should seek help, you can enter into discussions with us where this doubt can be the subject of discussion.
What is an eating problem?
With an eating problem, the symptoms are not as extreme as with an eating disorder. An eating problem does not cause a disruption of life as is the case with eating disorders. It does provide limitations. The danger lies in the fact that an eating problem can turn into an eating disorder. Here too, a eating problem can lead to all sorts of physical complaints. Once lines because you find yourself too fat, eat a cookie jar, or have no appetite for something can happen. As long as it does not happen regularly, because then you run the risk of developing an eating disorder.
Weight problems You
may have a weight problem. This is the case if someone has an unhealthy weight. That can be overweight, but also underweight or fluctuations in weight. A weight problem also increases the risk of all sorts of physical complaints, such as cardiovascular disease.
A weight problem can arise from a one-sided or unhealthy diet. A dietitian helps to put together a healthy and varied diet. Another cause for the weight problem can be having an eating disorder, for example because of binge eating. In addition to nutritional advice from a dietitian, it is also wise to call in the help of a specialized care provider. This helps to tackle the eating problem.