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Your Compulsive Exercise May Also be Known as:
Always wanting to work out
Excessive exercise
Exercise too much

Top 2 Compulsive Exercise Causes

  1. 1.Bulimia

    Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder. People suffering from this condition sometimes will eat huge amounts of food, and might take extreme steps such as making themselves vomit to avoid putting on weight.

    You should speak with your primary care physician, psychiatrist, or therapist.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    anxiety, irritability, stomach bloating, trouble sleeping, difficulty concentrating
    Symptoms that always occur with bulimia:
    vomiting after binge eating
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Anorexia

    Eating disorders are serious behavioral problems. They can include severe overeating, or not consuming enough food to stay healthy. They also involve extreme concern about your shape or weight. Anorexia nervosa is a condition where people have an intense fear about how their body looks and how much they weigh, leading to severe caloric restriction.

    You should visit your primary care physician who will coordinate care with a psychologist, counselor, or other mental health professional. It is important to monitor

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    irritability, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, decreased sex drive, purposefully losing weight
    Symptoms that always occur with anorexia:
    fear of gaining weight
    Symptoms that never occur with anorexia:
    heavy menstrual flow
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Compulsive Exercise

  • Q.Are you feeling irritable (easily made upset)?
  • Q.Are you having difficulty concentrating or thinking through daily activities?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Have you had any changes in your weight?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our compulsive exercise symptom checker.

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Compulsive Exercise Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced compulsive exercise have also experienced:

    • 5% Binge Eating
    • 5% Vaginal Bleeding
    • 4% Dizziness
  • People who have experienced compulsive exercise were most often matched with:

    • 3% Bulimia
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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