Bulimia nervosa is a periodic or frequent weight fluctuation, with a constant uncontrolled overeating. The cleansing forms such as the vomiting and abuse of laxatives follow it. The main purpose of this cleansing is to get rid of unwanted calories. These methods are unhealthy and unproductive. This type of addiction is commonly spread among female.
The ‘Teen Body Struggle’ temporary exhibition at the Red Cross Museum explores the wide issues regarding teenage anorexia, eating disorders and perceptions of beauty. Within the exhibit anorexia is portrayed as a largely physical disorder, however the Oxford English Dictionary defines anorexia as ‘a condition marked by emaciation, etc., in which loss of appetite results from severe emotional disturbance’. This suggests that it is just as much a mental concern. The idea that deterioration in mental health is the cause of the physical symptoms is a popular one. It is the notion that reason and sense perception result in severe weight loss, that eventually cause side effects such as loss of hair, shut down of organs or delays in menstruation (factors known from the AOK of natural sciences).
Drinking large amounts of sugary beverages can often lead to serious health issues. These include heart disease, diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, tooth decay, muscle and joint pain, loss of bone strength and less sugar level to control in the body and gout. Consuming sugary beverages can also lead to tooth decay, muscle and joint pain, loss of bone strength and less sugar level to control in the
Counseling is the personal aid in solving problems. It is an effective technique for stopping dependence by referring to advice from an expert about ways to stop and avoid drug use. It helps relieve stress, identify goals and find techniques to achieve goals. However, therapy can be considered emotionally harmful as addicts may not prefer to discuss personal problems or may be misjudged resulting in harm and intensifying the addiction problem. Pharmacological treatment involves medications such as Marinol, a synthetic version of THC, and Sativex, a pharmaceutical cannabis extract.
When this happens, according to new research, immune cells called monocytes come into the brain, triggering fatigue. The second clinical subjective symptom would be blurred vision, the lens of the eye changes shape as it focuses on objects that are close or far away. But when the blood sugar is high, the lens becomes swollen and unable to change shape to focus. The third clinical subjective symptom would be her thirst level has increased and the fourth clinical subjective symptom frequent urination. The tissues are dehydrated when there’s too much glucose in the blood.
The individual may need support or assistance with weakness from limbs and walking, sitting, transferring, washing and bathing. They may need a wheelchair for a period of time or for the foreseeable future. They may acquire speech and communication difficulties. The individual may find it difficult to express themselves through facial expressions and body language. Although some people may acquire rehabilitation and physio treatment and make a full recovery or have physical effects that many individuals will not be able to recognise or know
There are two types of Anorexia which are Restricting anorexia and Purging anorexia. The restricting anorexia is when weight loss is achieved by restricting calories by following strict diets, fasting and exercising excessively. The purging anorexia is when a person takes laxatives or vomits in order to achieve weight loss. Is Anorexia Nervosa a culture-bound syndrome? To argue the validity of the statement made that “culture-bound syndromes are generally limited to specific societies or culture areas and are localized to specific areas” so it can be said that Anorexia Nervosa is not a culture-bound syndrome.
According to Bryant (2006), this type of therapeutic intervention encompasses psychoeducation, cognitive restructuring, anxiety management, imaginal and in vivo exposure, as well as relapse prevention. The client will receive education about stressful reactions to trauma and treatment options, which will help normalize the client’s stress response and enhance the expectancy of recovery. By implementing cognitive restructuring, the clinician will address unrealistic and maladaptive perceptions the client might have about the traumatic event and his fears of potential harm in the future. It will be useful to provide anxiety management strategies to the client in the therapy sessions because they can provide him with a degree of control over his distress and with a sense of relief. The techniques used for anxiety management include muscle relaxation and breathing retraining.
Symptoms such as weakness, leg cramps or being tired may result. Eating foods containing potassium may help prevent significant potassium loss. If your doctor recommends it, you could prevent potassium loss by taking a liquid or tablet that has potassium along with the diuretic. Diuretics such as amiloride (Midamar)*, spironolactone (Aldactone)* or triamterene (Dyrenium)* are called "potassium sparing" agents. They don't cause the body to lose potassium.
Cues to Action: These are signals that prompt one to take the initiative to treat illness. These can range from being exposed to health reports and messages in the mass media to watching a friend or relative suffer from the disease, reading a health pamphlet or even the onset of symptoms in one’s body. The model therefore says that an individual is more likely to seek treatment if he thinks he is prone to a disease that has severe consequences. For the individual to make the decision, though, his evaluation of whether the benefits of taking up treatment will outweigh the difficulties he will face in the process is crucial. In addition to the six factors that influence the making of a health care decision, various demographic factors like age, sex, race, social class, education, employment status, knowledge and experience play a role in how a person perceives the urgency of taking proper action to deal with his health condition.
Some doctors and authors at this time suggested that aggression was the real cause of depression. They recommended exercise, music, drugs and diet as treatments to try to relieve some of the aggression one had in their body. These doctors believed if they could reduce the aggression one had, then eventually they will get rid of the problem. Doctors also stressed the importance of discussing problems with a close friend or a doctor, almost like today’s common treatment, talk therapy. They believe that if you talked about everything you were feeling, you would eventually stop feeling these kinds of feelings.
There are two main treatments to cure the disorder, including medication, and cognitive behavior therapy. If the patient is prescribed a medication, there are two main types that a doctor will give out. These two including, an anti-anxiety medication, which immediately helps the patient. One flaw that the anti-anxiety prescription has is that it 's not generally suppose to be used for long periods of time. The second type of prescription doctors will give people with GAD, is antidepressants.
While serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is supposed to properly control intestinal activity, low serotonin levels are the reasons for sleep disorders, anorexia (eating disorder when people become seriously concerned and obsessed about their weight. The people with this disorder tend to eat very little or no
Talking to someone about what happened is an effective way to calm the nervous system. This may be difficult for some people to discuss at first but it may become easier over time to share with people. Step three on the road to recovery is taking care of the body. This includes things like getting plenty of sleep, eating a healthy diet, finding a safe way to blow off steam, and avoiding alcohol and drugs (Smith). Step five of recovery is helping to deal with the flashbacks or nightmares.
Individuals who are intolerance to NSAIDS or cannot take the medications because of adverse effects may be prescribed opioid medications. These pharmacological treatments are effective in treating and managing the symptoms of Bouchard’s and Heberden’s nodes but due to potential drug abuse, limitations should be placed on opioid medications. Opioids should be prescribed at a low dosage and individuals on opioids should be monitored carefully to evaluate for potential dependence. Side effects for Opioids may cause chronic constipation and risk for falls for the elderly. Other pharmacologic treatments include meloxicam, ibuprofen, oxaprozin and sulindac.