BINGE – EATING DISORDER – Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Binge-eating disorder is an eating disorder in which the person frequently consumes large amounts of food in one sitting. It is also known as ‘compulsive overeating.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF BINGE-EATING DISORDER
  • CAUSES OF BINGE – EATING DISORDER
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF BINGE-EATING DISORDER
  • DIAGNOSIS OF BINGE-EATING DISORDER
  • TREATMENTS FOR BINGE-EATING DISORDER
  • PROGNOSIS OF BINGE-EATING DISORDER
  • COMPLICATIONS OF BINGE-EATING DISORDER
  • BINGE – EATING DISORDER  AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF BINGE-EATING DISORDER
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF BINGE-EATING DISORDER
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF BINGE-EATING DISORDER
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF BINGE-EATING DISORDER
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF BINGE-EATING DISORDER
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR BINGE-EATING DISORDER
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR BINGE-EATING DISORDER
  • AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR BINGE-EATING DISORDER
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR BINGE-EATING DISORDER
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR BINGE-EATING DISORDER
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR BINGE-EATING DISORDER
  • YOGA FOR BINGE – EATING DISORDER

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF BINGE-EATING DISORDER

  • Eating food even when not hungry
  • Unusual overeating
  • Frequently eating in a day
  • The eating behaviour is out of control
  • Fluctuations in body weight

CAUSES OF BINGE – EATING DISORDER

  • Genetic factors
  • Psychological factors – mood disorders, anxiety disorders
  • Factors related to metabolism

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF BINGE-EATING DISORDER

Due to the above-mentioned causes, the person consumes unusually large amounts of food. In case of psychological reasons, overeating is to relieve a negative emotional state. No specific pathology is involved in the case of habitual overeating.

DIAGNOSIS OF BINGE-EATING DISORDER

  • Proper history taking
  • Diagnosis through clinical features
  • Physical examination
  • Psychological examination
  • Blood tests

TREATMENTS FOR BINGE-EATING DISORDER

  • Psychotherapy
  • Medications for underlying pathology
  • Antidepressants
  • Treatments for associated medical conditions

PROGNOSIS OF BINGE-EATING DISORDER

  • Binge-eating disorder is manageable with medications and psychotherapy. The untreated binge-eating disorder leads to complications.

COMPLICATIONS OF BINGE-EATING DISORDER

  • Obesity
  • Affect the quality of life
  • Anxiety or depression
  • High risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases

BINGE – EATING DISORDER AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda binge – eating disorder is managed based on the treatments of ‘bhasmaka roga’.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF BINGE-EATING DISORDER

  • Excess consumption of ununctuous, sour, acrid food
  • Hyper functioning of agni
  • Excessive dosha vitiation in the digestive system

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF BINGE-EATING DISORDER

  • The excessive urge for eating

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF BINGE-EATING DISORDER

Hyper functioning of jataragni and dosha imbalance in the digestive system leads to symptoms of binge-eating disorder. In the case of bhasmaka pitta dosha increases and vata-kapha dosha decreases.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF BINGE-EATING DISORDER

  • Atyagni – excess hungry
  •  Sthoulya or karshya – fluctuations in body weight

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF BINGE-EATING DISORDER

  • Sadhya roga – symptoms are manageable with Ayurvedic medicines

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR BINGE-EATING DISORDER

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR BINGE-EATING DISORDER

  • Treatment for atyagni
  • Treatment for karsyam or sthoulyam

 AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR BINGE-EATING DISORDER

  • Lekhana vasthi – to relieve the complication like obesity

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR BINGE-EATING DISORDER

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR BINGE-EATING DISORDER

  • Exercise regularly
  • Take an appropriate quantity of fluids

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR BINGE-EATING DISORDER

  • Avoid food items that produce dosha imbalance like sour, acrid and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Take proper rest.
  • Avoid more oily foods, junk foods.

YOGA FOR BINGE – EATING DISORDER

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – calms the mind and gets relief from the over the urge for eating

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

                            

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Ayurveda Expert, India
Consultant, Ayurvedaforall

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