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"Eating Disorders" results
  • Eating Disorders

    An eating disorder is a mental health condition characterized by an obsession with food and weight. It harms a person’s… hospitalized? If I suspect my child has an eating disorder, what should I do? Resources MentalHealth.gov: Anorexia Nervosa National Alliance on Mental Illness: Eating Disorders

  • For Parents: Eating Disorders in Teens

    An eating disorder is a focus on food and bodyweight that causes a person to go to extremes when eating… An eating disorder is a focus on food and bodyweight that causes a person to go to extremes when it comes to eating. Three…

  • Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

    Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, is the conscious or unconscious grinding or clenching of teeth. It happens most often in… can cause TMJ, or temporomandibular joint problems. Teeth grinding also can be tied to emotional issues, such as: anxiety stress tension depression eating disorders Some…

  • Gastroparesis

    Gastroparesis is a stomach disorder in which stomach muscles don’t contract properly, leading to problems crushing food before digestion… the mouth to the stomach), the stomach or the upper small intestine. Radiation of the chest or stomach for cancer treatment. Eating disorders, such as anorexia…

  • Teenage girl sitting across from counselor

    Therapy and Counseling

    Professional therapy and counseling can improve your mental wellness… loss, or bereavement. Anger. Career choice. Parenting or family problems. Phobias. Insomnia. Fertility issues. Chronic pain or illness. Domestic violence or abuse. Eating disorders. If you are not sure if therapy and counseling are right for…

  • Young girl looking at her reflection in the mirror

    Body Image (Children and Teens)

    Many things influence how children see themselves. Parents can play a critical role in helping children develop a positive body… not eating or eating more than usual) Not talking as much as usual at home Wanting to spend time alone Symptoms of eating disorders Excessive…

  • Obesity

    Obesity is when you weigh more than what is considered healthy for your age, gender, and height. This happens when… ovary syndrome Cushing’s disease Diabetes Hypothyroidism Cardiovascular disorders Congestive heart failure Idiopathic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (disease of the heart muscle) Heart valve disorders Sleep disorders Sleep…

  • Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones and often occurs in older women… osteoporosis. Controllable risk factors: Lack of calcium and/or vitamins Inactive lifestyle or lack of exercise Smoking or tobacco use Alcohol abuse Eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa Hormonal imbalances. Examples include low estrogen…

  • Osteopenia

    The condition osteopenia begins as your bones get weaker. It’s common as you age. People who have osteopenia have a… risk. Stop smoking or using tobacco. Avoid or limit alcohol use and drinking carbonated beverages. Get regular exercise. Maintain a healthy diet. Eating disorders, such…

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    Understanding Your Teen's Emotional Health

    Here are things to consider when evaluating your teen’s emotional health… teens often have low self-esteem or family problems. They may experiment with using drugs, alcohol, or having unprotected sex. Depression and eating disorders are other common health issues that teens face. The following may be warning signs…

  • Childhood Overweight and Obesity: Helping Your Child Achieve a Healthy Weight

    Excessive weight gain or obesity in childhood can lead to serious health problems later in life. A healthy diet and… attention to the warning signs of an eating disorder. These include: Being overly concerned about calories Having anxiety about body weight Not eating at all Binge eating Exercising…

  • Girl eating large chocolate bar and looking to see if anyone is watching

    Overeating in Children and Teens

    Sometimes it may seem your child or teen eats all the time. How do you know if this is something… What is binge eating disorder? Eating disorders usually develop during the teenage years or in early adulthood. Binge eating disorder is an eating disorder in which…

  • Rear view of the back of a thin woman showing ribs and spine

    Healthy Ways to Gain Weight If You’re Underweight

    While many people who are obese or overweight have a hard time losing weight, being underweight can cause health problems,… loss from illness. Psychological issues. Our mental wellbeing affects every part of our lives. Things like stress and depression can disrupt healthy eating habits. Severe body image fears and distortions…

  • Woman sitting backwards on the ground showing her bony spinal column

    Female Athlete Triad

    The female athlete triad is a disorder that affects energy levels, menstrual cycles and bone mass. It happens when you… athlete triad is a disorder that should be taken seriously. Most cases require treatment. A doctor will talk to you about healthy eating habits and…

  • Pica

    Pica is a compulsive eating disorder in which people eat nonfood items. Dirt, clay, and flaking paint are the most… poisonous, and bacterial content of the nonfood items. Repeatedly eating nonfood items over a period of time can cause: Lead poisoning (from eating paint chips…

  • Spina Bifida

    Spina bifida is a birth defect that happens when a baby’s spine and spinal cord don’t close completely during… complications are possible, including: Abnormal nerve sensation Skin irritation Latex allergy More serious cases may have severe complications, including: Choking and difficulty eating Stomach disorders Trouble…

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    Nutrition Tips for Kids

    Eating healthy begins at a young age. Consider these tips for your young children… But these foods can be unhealthy. They can have a negative effect on your child’s health. Some of the problems unhealthy eating causes can continue into adulthood. They can even develop…

  • Intermittent Fasting

    Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern. You fast during a certain period of time each day. You then eat during… one small meal of 500 to 600 calories on your fasting days. The time you’re allowed to eat is called your eating window. During your…

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