According to some experts, and this is nothing new, directing your personal frustrations in to the consumption of food is a particular way of dealing with emotional imbalance. But why are some people more prone to have this behaviour than others?
It has been observed that when human beings feel displeasure, sadness, fear, anxiety or nervousness, the body is looking for a reward mechanism to return to harmony. One of these forms of 'repair' is binge eating. Of course everything will depend on the individual issues of the person in question, and life history of each and of course the way they handle the everyday and the environment in which it operates. However, one needs to consider, first of all, the dynamics of those personalities which are more commonly seen in people with this type of behaviour and who demonstrate a higher level of anxiety. That said, it is dangerous to say that the whole anxious tend to discount their problems in food, or that all those living in such disarray are anxious.
If the anxiety is not mandatory in such cases, one can not deny that it is quite common. An expert in consulting, Duarte says that this is generally seen as one of the features present in most patients. "When we look at the history more rigorously, we find that, often, the whole family is excited and keeps poor eating habits. This, when you're stress levels are increased, the human body responds in some way - and thus appear some signs, such as binge eating, altered libido, and changes in sleep patterns”. So if the individual uses food as an escape valve then the result may lead to health problems. Therefore it is important to be aware and seek help where needed to have a correct diagnosis and subsequent treatment rather than become a serial dieta following plans such as the Dukan Diet. This on its own can cause issues.
The biggest risk, warns endocrinologist, is obesity. And it too causes a number of other problems. Being overweight affects the joints and spine, triggers the process of osteoarthritis and causes wear in the joints, causing the person to be in constant pain. Subsequently, the “patient” if present with a minimal predisposition, may suffer from hypertension, diabetes and excess fat in the blood.
There is evidence that obesity causes sleep problems, come chronic fatigue, lack of energy, depression and daytime sleepiness. There have also been observations of worsening of self-esteem which makes room for episodes of depression which, in turn, exacerbate binge eating; the vicious circle, Health changes - weight gain, metabolic changes, cardiac ailments - are only part of the problem. The psychological issues, because they are much more subjective, can appear in many forms possible. Eating to offset the sadness and frustration is nothing more than a symptom related to content that the individual is not always aware of. Hence the need to seek therapeutic aid and not find relief through suplementos. In many cases, it will take a multidisciplinary approach bringing together psychological treatment, nutritional supervision, and sometimes even medications to treat the disorder.