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Dr. Kennedy Binge eating disorder is characterized by periods of extreme over-eating, but not followed by purging behaviors as in most cases of bulimia. Binge eating can occur alone, or in conjunction with a lesion of the hypothalamus gland, Prader-Willi disorder, or other conditions. It can contribute to high blood pressure, weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease. Treatment depends on the patient and the underlying disorder, but may include physical therapy, dietary education and advice, and medication. In the church this is an example of a more general "passion" called gluttony. In medicine we try to remove the concept of personal responsibility and replace it with "disorders."



The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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