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I am looking for a professional's experience with adolescent binge eating. 1. How is an adolescent assessed for binge eating behaviors? 2. How are adolescents’ social, emotional, and physical development affected by binge eating? 3. What can be the most serious consequences of adolescent binge eating? 4. How can binge eating be treated for the adolescent and are parents usually involved with treatment? 6. Are other issues common with binge eating such as anxiety or something else?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Yogindra Vasavada replied 2 years ago.

Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

Hello, Both anxiety and depression may be associated with some cases of binge eating. If there is no overweight problem, such issue can be taXXXXX XXXXXghtly. Otherwise one may ignore it if child has no emotional, social mal-adaptation issues. Some girls may have abnormal weight gain, though.

Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

One may restrict calorie rich food with oils and butter, giving more salads, sprouts.

Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

Hormonal imbalance may be underlying if there are other symptoms like weight-gain, pigmentation, high BP etc.

Customer:

Ok, How is binge eating typically addressed?

Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

By frank talking with child and making literature about calorie needs, digestive system functioning etc available showing dangers associated. Physical check-up and pediatrician evaluation may be suggested.

Customer:

What can be the most serious consequences of adolescent binge eating?

Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

This may become a habit and later, there may be weight gain, diabetes, heart problems early in midlife.

Customer:

How is an adolescent assessed for binge eating behaviors?

Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

Please measure body mass index which is weight (kg) divided by height (meter) squared. It should be between 18-25. Routine blood and urine tests, glucose curve may be done.

Customer:

How common is it to see adolescents with this issue?

Customer:

I don't need a specific number, just wanting to know if it's rarely seen or has been getting more frequent, etc.

Customer:

Thank you.

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Category: Pediatrics
Satisfied Customers: 3055
Experience: M.D.(ped) passed at first attempt, in practice continuously for last 37 years. Certi. in Comp
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