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eating disorder

Food & nutrition
March 20, 2019

How to know if you’re undereating

If you are trying to drop a dress size or two, eating less seems like the simplest solution. But be careful, you might wind up losing more than a bit of weight! Undereating may seem harmless, but over time, it can lead to several health risks like bone fractures, infertility, a weakened immune system, malnutrition, anaemia and chronic fatigue.
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Mental & Emotional HealthTeeth & gums
January 4, 2017

How bulimia and anorexia harm your teeth

By Dr. Corne Smith Thanks to those Photoshopped magazine covers, adverts and social media, body disorders and eating disorders are more common than we realise. Young women, trying to look and feel more attractive, go to extreme measures to fit into impossible dress-sizes. Apart from the health risk, eating disorders, such as bulimia or anorexia, can also cause serious harm to your teeth.   Bulimia disorder is characterized by recurrent self-induced vomiting after eating high volumes of food. This continuous vomiting causes gastric acids and other substances to travel to the mouth resulting in: Tooth enamel erosion Cavities Teeth discoloration…
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Food & nutritionMental & Emotional Health
April 4, 2015

Bulimia: The food monster

It seems like such an easy answer to weight-control: whatever you put in, you just throw out. But it isn’t how your body works - at all. We’re not sure where our connection between food and health broke down, but conditions like bulimia show how broken it can get. (more…)
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