Diagnosis Code R63.8
Short Description: Other symptoms and signs concerning food and fluid intake
Long Description: Other symptoms and signs concerning food and fluid intake
Version 2019 of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R63.8
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Also called: Anorexia nervosa, Binge eating, Bulimia
Eating disorders are serious behavior problems. They can include severe overeating or not consuming enough food to stay healthy. They also involve extreme concern about your shape or weight.
Types of eating disorders include
- Anorexia nervosa, in which you become too thin, but you don't eat enough because you think you are fat
- Bulimia nervosa, which involves periods of overeating followed by purging, sometimes through self-induced vomiting or using laxatives
- Binge-eating, which is out-of-control eating
Women are more likely than men to have eating disorders. They usually start in the teenage years and often occur along with depression, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse.
Eating disorders can lead to heart and kidney problems and even death. Getting help early is important. Treatment involves monitoring, talk therapy, nutritional counseling, and sometimes medicines.
NIH: National Institute of Mental Health
- Anorexia nervosa (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Binge eating disorder (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Break the bonds of emotional eating (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Bulimia (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Pica (Medical Encyclopedia)
Food provides the energy and nutrients you need to be healthy. Nutrients include proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water.
Healthy eating is not hard. The key is to
- Eat a variety of foods, including vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain products
- Eat lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, and low-fat dairy products
- Drink lots of water
- Limit salt, sugar, alcohol, saturated fat, and trans fat in your diet
Saturated fats are usually fats that come from animals. Look for trans fat on the labels of processed foods, margarines, and shortenings.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Calorie count - fast food (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Eating extra calories when you are sick - adults (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Eating out (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Fast food tips (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Healthy grocery shopping (Medical Encyclopedia)
- How to read food labels (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Managing your weight with healthy eating (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Nutrition Facts for Cooked Seafood (Food and Drug Administration)
- Nutrition Facts for Raw Fruits (Food and Drug Administration)
- Nutrition Facts for Raw Vegetables (Food and Drug Administration)
- Snacks for adults (Medical Encyclopedia)
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