Girls with repeated infections in childhood at a higher risk of eating disorders

The more infections or hospitalisations a girl had, the more likely she was to develop anorexia, bulimia or another eating disorder

Girls with repeated infections in childhood at a higher risk of eating disordersGirls who have serious or repeated infections in childhood are at higher risk for developing eating disorders in adolescence, a new study has found. The study, in JAMA Psychiatry, tracked 525,643 girls – every girl born in Denmark from 1989 through 2006. The researchers recorded all prescriptions that were filled for antibiotics and other anti-infective […]

Eating disorders and its impact on our kidneys!

Dr Haresh Dodeja, a Consultant Nephrologist and Transplant Physician Fortis Hospital Mulund & Kalyan, shares the hard impacts of eating disorders on the kidneys

Eating disorders and its impact on our kidneys!Eating disorders are often conceptualised as a result of lifestyle-related facts; however, they are serious, fatal, illnesses that cause distress and impact the overall health of an individual. Bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa are classified as a severe psychological eating disorders, which can rapidly turn life-threatening. Today we are going to discuss about eating disorder […]

Here’s how to identify and treat exercise addiction

Exercise addiction usually starts with a desire for physical fitness. An eating disorder, such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, may lead to an unhealthy obsession with exercise. A body dysmorphic disorder, or body image disorder, may also cause exercise addiction

Here’s how to identify and treat exercise addictionAddiction to ‘drugs’ (or substances; a better scientific term) are known since ages. Not much surprisingly, certain behaviours can be addictive too, though the attention over them is a recent development. The increased usage of smartphones, the Internet, and online gaming is a real cause of concern by the end of 2017. And to add […]