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Complications of Binge eating disorder

Complications list for Binge eating disorder:

The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Binge eating disorder includes:

See also the symptoms of Binge eating disorder and Binge eating disorder: Introduction.

Complications of Binge eating disorder:

Binge Eating Disorder: NIDDK (Excerpt)

People with binge eating disorder can get sick because they may not be getting the right nutrients. They usually eat large amounts of fats and sugars, which don't have a lot of vitamins or minerals.

People with binge eating disorder are usually very upset by their binge eating and may become very depressed.

People who are obese and also have binge eating disorder are at risk for

  • diabetes
  • high blood pressure
  • high blood cholesterol levels
  • gallbladder disease
  • heart disease
  • certain types of cancer.
(Source: excerpt from Binge Eating Disorder: NIDDK)

Fact Sheet Eating Disorders: NWHIC (Excerpt)

People with BED are often overweight because they maintain a high calorie diet without expending a similar amount of energy. Medical problems for this disorder are similar to those found with obesity such as increased cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, and diabetes, as well as increased risk for gallbladder disease, heart disease, and some types of cancer. Researchers have shown that individuals with BED also have high rates of depression. (Source: excerpt from Fact Sheet Eating Disorders: NWHIC)

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About complications:

Complications of Binge eating disorder are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Binge eating disorder. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Binge eating disorder and complications of Binge eating disorder is unclear or arbitrary.


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