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  • Crohn's Disease Case Studies

    Our patient is a 27yr old male with history of Crohn’s disease who presented to the ED with vomiting and nausea for 1 day. Patient has been having non-bilious non-bloody vomiting around 10-15 times /day. Patient complained of mild generalized abdominal pain but denied any diarrhea or fever. He denied any recent travel or sick contacts or eating outside food. Patient was a known case of Crohn’s diagnosed at an outside hospital –the outside hospital was contacted and the information was confirmed. Patient was recently started on infliximab for Crohn’s disease and he reported improvement of his Crohn’s symptoms. Patient admitted cannabis use and smokes around 2-3 joints /day. On presentation patient had stable vitals with no fever. Physical exam was unremarkable with soft abdomen. His labs were significant for hypokalemia and mild elevation of creatinine from baseline. (0.7 on admission and next day 1.1). His hepatic panel…

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  • Eating Disorders Summary

    physical, social and psychological health and wellbeing. The purpose of the research was to be able to identify a patient with an eating disorder using clinical features, to successfully treat the patient and produce a better outcome. Eating disorders are classified into anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN). The former is characterised by weight loss, a body mass index (BMI) lower than 17.5, an abnormality of endocrine system such that women have irregular menstruation and men lose…

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  • Essay On Anorexia And Bulimia

    where a person, more commonly teenage girls, will willingly not eat or eat very little food in an attempt to lose weight. This is often associated with as the BMJ puts it low weight and often can be found with anxiety and depression. It is often found to start in the early teen years. You could also possibly see the avoidance of foods, vomiting after eating, or over exercising as ways to remain on their diet.(Nicholls & Viner, 2005). There are quite a few differences between the above and…

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  • What Is Bulimia?

    person with bulimia will typically experience an episode of binge eating at least once a week. These binge eating episodes are characterized by eating an amount of food that is larger than what most people would eat in a snack or meal, under similar circumstances. Like the person in the scenario above, people with bulimia feel as if there eating is out of control and are ashamed of themselves. This disorder is most commonly seen in females during the late teenage years and into the early adult…

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  • Bulimia Nervosa Essay

    Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder that is characterized by episodes of uncontrollable binge eating followed purging as a form of compensation including, self-induced vomiting; the misuse of laxatives, or diet medications; fasting; and excessive exercise. (Shapiro, et al., 2007) This disorder was categorized as separate diagnostic disorder in 1979, since then it has been found that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is most effective in combatting bulimic behaviours (Mitchell, et al., 2002).…

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  • Research Paper On Bulimia Nervosa

    Bulimia nervosa is known as an eating disorder that is characterized by binge eating which is followed by purging, which means they rid their bodies of the excess calories by vomiting, abusing laxative or diuretics. According to my citations, the exact cause of bulimia is unknown multiple factors contributes such as stressful transitions in life that you have had in the past or present, such as the history of abuse or trauma. Negative body images that you have for yourself most common is…

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  • Beauty Advertising In America

    size 2, long legs and plump breast. These desires result in high cases of low self-esteem, insecurity, under age plastic surgery, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia. According to the National Eating Disorder Association, 80% of women are unsatisfied with their appearance and at least 50% of American women are currently dieting. Rigorous dieting plays a key role in triggering eating disorders, which affects within 5 to 10 million American girls and women (4). According to the American Academy of…

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  • Against Competitive Eating In America

    Other disagree, saying that they should stop due to causes of serious health problems. Personally, my opinion on this event is that competitive eating should stop. One reason of my standpoint is the serious health problems and grossness it causes. First off, there is no vomiting, so if you do, you either need to eat it or you're out- which is absolutely revolting. Secondly, there are a lot of health danger. Chronic nausea and vomiting due to oversize eating in a short amount of time is a small…

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  • Bulimia Essay

    Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder in which binge eating is followed by self-induced vomiting, laxative or diuretic misuse, fasting, or excessive exercise. After this occurs, individuals with bulimia can feel a of loss of control, guilt, or remorse (Le Grange & Schmid, 2005, p. 587). Although eating disorders are an extremely important health issue, funding for research is extremely limited compared to other disorders. “Research dollars spent on Alzheimer 's Disease averaged $88 per…

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  • The Perfect Body Image

    disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating. Anorexia nervosa is a psychological fear of gaining weight. Anorexia nervosa has health risks that include abnormally slow heart rate and low blood pressure, reduction of bone density, muscle loss and weakness, severe dehydration, fainting, fatigue, and dry hair and skin. According to Alyssa Trujillo, “Some studies have found that as many as one in one hundred girls between the ages of twelve and eighteen years are affected by…

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