Tag Archive: Binge Eating Disorder

May 20

Binge Eating Disorder Facts

Binge eating disorder isn’t the same as occasional overeating. Plenty of people eat too much occasionally. True binge eating disorder is relatively rare in the general population, but it is far more common among patients who seek weight loss surgery. Among patients who are concerned enough to seek bariatric surgery, the incidence may be as …

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Mar 27

Before Weight Loss Surgery

Psychological factors have a huge impact on every person’s physical health. Nowhere is that more true than it is in the field of weight control. We know that people eat for many reasons, some healthy and others not. “Binge Eating Disorder” (BED)  is a serious eating disorder in which patients frequently consume very large amounts …

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May 07

The Facts about Binge Eating Disorder

There is a lot of misinformation about the subject of binge eating disorder (BED). True binge eating disorder is relatively rare in the general population, but it is far more common among patients who seek weight loss surgery. This is not to say that all, or most, obese people have BED; however, among those who …

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May 17

What is Binge Eating Disorder

There is no doubt that bariatric surgery can produce a dramatic loss of excess weight. However, surgery is only part of the solution to the problem of medical obesity. Binge Eating Disorder or ‘BED’ occurs frequently in patients who are medically obese. Click on The Importance of Treating Binge Eating Before Bariatric Surgery to see …

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Mar 01

Binge Eating Disorder

About 2.5% of the general population has experienced binge eating disorder (BED) at some time, but studies indicate that BED is far more common in people who seek medical help for obesity. Read about the effect that binge eating disorder has on health by clicking, BED.

Dec 14

What is the difference between “over eating” and “binge eating”?

It is the holiday season and many of us have had a little too much turkey, dressing or dessert. But is this “binge eating” or just a normal, temporary indulgence? Find out the difference between the normal over eating we all allow at times and the medical condition called Binge Eating Disorder.

Oct 25

The October Newsletter is Out!

Be sure to check out Dr. Birkedal’s October Newsletter!

Oct 13

The Importance of Treating Binge Eating Before Bariatric Surgery

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There is no debate about the ability of bariatric surgery to produce a rapid, dramatic weight loss or to reduce the medical risks associated with obesity. Often, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis, depression/anxiety and other medical risks are directly related to obesity. By reducing a patient’s weight and body mass index (BMI), bariatric surgery reduces …

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