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  1. April

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    We all need help sometimes, especially when it comes to mental issues, related to or causing your weigh issues. If you are in such situation, think that it might be your situation or know someone, who you think is in such situation, the following information might be very useful for you.

    You can use these contacts when you need help or need an advice, which can help you get back on your feet and turn your life 180 degrees, to continue as a happy person, who is ready to fight for his wellbeing and better life.

    There is always a way out, so turn for advice and make your mind a safer place for yourself and your family. No one has to face their problems alone.

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    To address issues with your child or to get councelling and advice if you are a child or a teen, dial 1800 55 1800 to contact Kids Helpline Australia.

    Unfortunately, weight issues can become a real challenge for both physical and mental health. While we can improve the mojority of the former by applying correct weight loss or weight gain measures and leading a healthy lifestyle, the latter usually requires advice, help and consultations with a professional.

    We've deciced to discuss several eating disorders, and remind you that none of us or your close people is safe from getting either of them in a certain period of their lives. So, it is important to watch out for the symptoms and take measures immediately, before the consequences become too severe.

    How you can recognize Anorexia

    • Obsession with weight
    • Constant fear of increase in weight or body fat level
    • Intentional pursuance of constantly low body weight
    • Absence of monthly periods (often)

    Those who suffer from anorexia nervosa are struggling all the time to lose weight and maintain a very slim figure (very often, strive to be unhealthyly skinny). Despite being severely underweight and Although people with anorexia are usually underweight and undernourished, they consider themselves fat and reduce their food consumption to the lowest amount you could think of.
    People with anorexia use their obsession with their looks and food they eat to manage their broken emotional condition. It doesn't matter whether they are men or women, rich or poor, unemployed or have a major post, young or old, had a happy childhood or were molested as a child, they can become the hostages of this cruel eating disorder, which twists their self-perception.
    So, it is wrong to believe that only teenage girls can suffer from anorexia, and it's time to realize that any person, who you know, might be suffering from this condition.

    And here are some signs, which can help you understand that someone close to you suffers from anorexia nervosa:

    • Being afraid of putting on weight
    • Calorie counting and/or obsessively avoiding of high fat food
    • Marked weight loss
    • Not wanting to eat
    • Being hungry but not wanting to admit it
    • Over exercising
    • Obsessive weighing
    • Getting cold easily
    • Irregular (or absent) menstrual cycles
    • Feeling like they are too fat even though they may be very thin
    • Nails and hair become brittle
    • Dry and yellow skin
    • Preference to eating alone or only eating around other people
    • Feeling depressed and irritable
    • Lanugo, or fine body hair, on the trunk and face

    If you are experiencing a number of these things, it may be helpful to talk with someone you trust, like a family member, teacher, psychologist or local doctor.

    Check out your local phone book or to find out details of people you can approach for assistance in your local area. Or, you can also ask a doctor to refer you to someone who can help you.

    What is Bulimia?
    Bulimia Nervosa is a type of eating disorder. Eating disorders is the term used to describe a group of illnesses where someone has a distorted view of body image and extreme disturbances in eating behaviour. Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder are all different types of eating disorders. You may want to check out the factsheets on the right hand side of the page for more information on other eating disorders.
    People experiencing bulimia go on regular eating "binges", which involves consuming large amounts of food in relatively discrete periods of time whilst accompanied by feelings of being out of control of one's food intake. The binge eating is usually followed by feelings of guilt and anxiety about becoming fat and this results in a need to get rid of the food.

    Common ways of getting rid of food may include:
    • Over exercising to burn the calories
    • "Throwing up"
    • Taking laxatives, diuretics or diet pills
    • Not eating for several days after the binge.
    • Bingeing may be used as a way of coping with anger, depression, stress and sadness.
    • Some of the common signs of bulimia may be:
    • Eating unusually large amounts of food
    • Being secretive about what is eaten and when
    • Visiting the bathroom after eating
    • Over exercising
    • Being very critical of one's self
    • Moody
    • Depression
    • Regularly tired/lacking energy
    • Sore throat
    • Decaying teeth
    If you are experiencing a number of these things, it may be helpful to go and talk with someone you trust like a family member, teacher, counsellor or local doctor. Check out the Help Near You section or your local phone book to find a counsellor or doctor in your area.

    What is Binge Eating Disorder?
    Most people overeat every now and again and it is not uncommon to occasionally feel as though we have eaten more than we should have. However, regularly consuming large amounts of food when you are not feeling hungry, usually to the point of feeling overly full, and at a much faster rate than usual is known as binge eating disorder. Binge eating disorder is similar to bulimia except that the person does not get rid of the food after eating.

    Some of the characteristics of binge eating include:
    • Feeling that eating is out of control
    • Eating what most people would consider to be a large amount of food
    • Eating to the point of feeling uncomfortable
    • Eating large amounts of food, even when you are not really hungry
    • Being secretive about what is eaten and when
    • Being embarrassed by the amount of food eaten
    • Feeling disgusted, depressed or guilty about overeating.
    • If you think you do one or a number of these things, you may want to speak to someone like a doctor, nutritionist psychologist or counsellor.
    Eating Disorders Foundation Inc.
    PO Box 532
    Willoughby NSW 2068
    Phone: (02) 9412 4499
    Website: http://www.edf.org.au
    email: edf@edf.org.au

    New South Wales
    NSW Centre for Eating & Dieting Disorders (CEDD)
    Website: http://www.cedd.org.au
    email: info@cedd.org.au

    Victoria
    Eating Disorders Foundation of Victoria
    1513 High Street
    Glen Iris VIC 3146
    Phone: (03) 9885 0318
    Fax: (03) 9885 1153
    Website: http://www.eatingdisorders.org.au
    email: edfv@eatingdisorders.org.au

    Centre of Excellence for Eating Disorders
    8th Floor CCB
    Royal Melbourne Hospital
    Grattan Street
    Parkville VIC 3052
    Phone:(03) 9342 7507
    Fax: (03) 9342 8216
    Website: http://www.ceed.org.au
    email: ceed@mh.org.au

    The Butterfly Foundation
    PO Box 453
    Malvern VIC 3144
    Phone: (03) 9421 3923
    Fax: (03) 9421 2537
    Website: http://www.thebutterflyfoundation.org.au
    email: mailto:info@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au

    Queensland
    Eating Disorders Resource Centre
    225 Logan Road
    Woolloongabba QLD 4102
    Phone: (07) 3891 3660
    Fax: (07) 3891 3662
    Website: http://www.eda.org.au
    email: admin@eda.org.au

    ISIS - Centre for Women's Action of Eating Issues
    625 Fairfield Road
    Yeronga ALD 4104
    Phone: (07) 3848 3377
    Website: http://www.isis.org.au
    email: women@isis.org.au

    Eating Disorders Support Group
    C/- Women's Community Health Centre
    PO Box 1128
    Aitkenvale QLD 4814
    Phone: (07) 4728 2399

    Anorexia & Bulimia Support Resource Centre Gold Coast Association Inc.
    PO Box 391
    Pacific Fair
    Broadbeach QLD 4218
    Phone: 07 5522 8865
    email: gceda@hotmail.com

    South Australia

    Eating Disorders Association of South Australia Inc.

    217 Portursh Road
    Maylands SA 5069
    Phone: (0 8332 3466
    website: http://www.edasa.org.au
    email: information@edasa.org.au

    Tasmania
    Community Nutrition Unit
    3rd Floor Peacock Building
    Repatriation Centre
    90 Davey Street
    Hobart TAS 7000
    Phone: (03) 6222 7222
    email:tas.eatingdisorders@dhhs.tas.gov.au
    website: http://www.tas.eatingdisorders.org.au

    Western Australia
    WA Eating Disorders Alliance
    Contact through:
    Carers WA
    255 Walcott Street
    North Perth WA 6006
    Phone: (0 9444 5922
    Website: http://www.carerswa.asn.au

    ACT
    Women's Centre For Health Matters
    Building One
    Pearce Centre
    Collett Place
    Pearce ACT 2607
    Phone: (02) 6290 2166
    Website: http://www.wchm.org.au
     
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