A danger of overeating more and more often faces our society. The reasons can be psychological or genetic, but the result is always the same – the body is irreparably harmed by overeating. Food is the primary energy source of human life, benefiting with moderate consumption.
Symptoms of a danger of overeating.
Overeating can be a rare phenomenon for a person or a regular (compulsive). In the first case, the symptoms manifest quickly, clearly expressed. In the second they are somewhat greased, as the body gets used to excessive nutritional loads.
The symptomatology of one-time overeating is as follows: feeling of discomfort, heaviness in the stomach due to excessive stretching of its walls; the occurrence of pain in the epigastric region; heartburn, nausea, sometimes accompanied by vomiting; excessive gassing, swelling of the intestine; difficulty breathing; a bad dream.
When compulsive overeating, the following symptoms are added to the above symptoms:
The constant addition of weight and as a consequence – obesity. The appearance of a sense of greed for food, uncontrolled binge eating. Violation of diet, uncontrolled snacks, eating even in the absence of hunger. Saturation does not occur after the absorption of large portions of food. When receiving negative emotions, the obligatory “jamming”; a sense of guilt arising after a plentiful feast. Shortness of breath due to irregularities in the work of the heart muscle. Sleep disorders, depression.
Causes of binge eating.
In the 21st century, the problem of obesity, caused by gluttony, is very acute. More and more children and adults suffer from this. To overcome the emerged situation, it is necessary to understand the causes that cause a passion for overeating: A signal to the brain that the stomach is full comes in 20 minutes after the start of the meal. During this time a person has time to eat too much. Sometimes thirst is masked by a feeling of hunger.
There is no possibility to eat normally during the day, which leads to plentiful late suppers. The habit of abundant feasts during the holidays. Addiction to advertised fast food. Regular overfeeding in childhood, which caused a failure in the endocrine system.
The habit of chewing anything while reading books or watching movies. Disruption after a long diet. Looking for comfort in eating after nervous stress. Violations in the work of the hypothalamus, causing a psychological feeling of hunger. Insecurity, dislike for one’s own body, loneliness (replaced by a preference for food).
Which organs suffer from a danger overeating.
Any overeating harms the body to some extent. After a single food overload, the body recovers quickly, but constant gluttony disrupts the work of almost all internal organs. One of the first is the liver, there are diseases of the digestive system: pancreatitis, colitis, cholecystitis, gastritis, etc. Together with the growing weight, the load on the heart increases, the blood cholesterol level rises, and hypertension develops.
In connection with stretching, the stomach begins to squeeze the lungs, there is shortness of breath, there is a violation of the hormonal background, which provokes an even greater set of excess weight. Also, massive body weight is an additional burden for the spine and joints, which leads to their deformation and rapid wear.
A danger of overeating: Stomach.
When a person overeats from time to time, the functions of the stomach are quickly resumed. If the food gets into it almost continuously and does not have time to digest, there is a functional disorder – non-ulcer dyspepsia. It is accompanied by nausea, severity, heartburn, vomiting. With frequent repetition of these symptoms, there is a risk of developing gastritis, esophagitis, peptic ulcer, and duodenal ulcer.
A danger of overeating: Liver and pancreas.
Loaded with abundant food, the stomach exerts pressure on the pancreas, disrupting its work. In addition, fatty, fried foods in excess can cause acute pancreatitis. Another dangerous reaction to overeating the pancreas is the cessation of insulin production, which leads to diabetes mellitus. The liver is the most vital organ involved in digestion and metabolism. Systematic overeating disrupts it work, causing fatty hepatosis (obesity of the liver). There are cases of cirrhosis associated with food abuse.
A danger of overeating: The cardiovascular system.
With constant overeating, excessive cholesterol is formed in the blood. Postponed on the walls of the vessels, it turns into plaques, clogging the blood vessels.
As a result, the heart, pumping the blood, receives additional stress. Over time, around the heart muscle grows fat. All this increases the risk of developing atherosclerosis, arrhythmia, angina, hypertension, stroke, heart attack.
A danger of overeating: Spine and joints.
In the human body, everything is interconnected. When blood circulation is disturbed, the spine and joints lose nutrients and oxygen, which entails their destruction and deformation. In addition, overweight gives a load on the spine, further worsening his condition.
A danger of overeating: Nervous system.
Often there is a direct correlation between disorders of the nervous system and food dependence. Psychogenic overeating is affected by emotional and insecure people. They can not cope with problems and internal conflicts on their own. Solve the problem helps complex psychotherapy, sometimes with the use of hypnosis and certain medications.