On Jan 1, , J. Morgan and others published Muscle dysmorphia (bigorexia ) } organo oficial de la Sociedad Espanola de Nutricion Parenteral y Enteral. [evaluation of Gym Users’ Diet with Muscle Dysmorphia (bigorexia)]. Gil GuillĂ©n ; Published in Nutricion hospitalaria; DOI/nh Mosley, P.E., Bigorexia: bodybuilding and muscle dysmorphia. Diet With Muscle Dysmorphia (Bigorexia). Nutricion Hospitalaria 32(1): ,

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Even though, the patient underwent strict fasting for only a week, he showed a protein-calorie malnourished state, as revealed biochemical markers of nutritional status that were obtained plasma albumine level, 2. In our clinical experience, followers of this way of life are vulnerable not only to suffer nutritional deficiencies, but also to develop serious metabolic impairments that may be life-threatening, as occurred in our patient.

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Cetoacidosis severa secundaria a frugitarismo

Orthorexia or when a healthy diet becomes an obsession. Moreover, negative laboratory studies for toxicology and alcohol levels led us to consider starvation as the aetiology of the acid-base imbalance 1,4.

Thus, there is no published data about its prevalence, and what proportion of these patients develops ketoacidosis as a complication. We use cookies to give you the best experience possible on our website, including analytics and content personalisation. We consider, it is imperative that patients who practice these diets be closely monitored in order to prevent them from developing nutritional deficiencies, and thus diffusing the associated health risks which include the risk of death 15,17, Thus, in the context of a metabolic acidosis involving elevated osmolarity and anion gap, a diagnosis of ketoacidosis due to starvation should be considered in differential diagnosis 1,2.


On physical examination, he was hemodynamically stable and he had a body mass index BMI of For articles and guides on performing at your best, sign up to become a rookie member of The Performance Room for free! Motivation and fear of failure by Spencer Vickery. Avoiding the intake of all types of meat, fish and poultry, increases the risk of developing nutritional deficiencies, as has been observed among followers of strict vegetarian diets, who frequently end up having vitamin and mineral bigroexia 15, Vitamin B 12 -B 6 -B 1 complexes, vitamin K, calcium gluconate, and magnesium sulphate were supplied via intravenous administration and sodium phosphate by nhtricion infusion.

We present the case of a male patient who was a fruitarian exclusively fruit-based diet. Not only these dietary habits can lead to important nutritional deficiencies, but also they may cause disturbances in family relationships as well as social isolation 8. Severe ketoacidosis secondary to starvation in a frutarian patient. Nutrition in clinical practice -the refeeding syndrome: Frugivorism or fruitarianism is probably the strictest form of vegetarian diet.

Arch Latinoam Nutr ; The early evaluation of patients who follow these practices is essential for avoiding nutritional, social, and psychological deterioration. Puerta 2J. Severe acidosis caused by starvation and stress. In the last 10 years, the patient followed a strict vegetarian diet that leads him progressively to restrict his diet only to fruit. Ketoacidosis secondary to starvation is due to a diminished insulin secretion, that leads to an increase in lipolysis and ketogenesis 2, Shah P, Isley WL.


J Athl Train ; Botella-Carretero 2M. The predominant characteristic of bigorexia is that regardless of time and effort spent the view is that they are not as muscular as they want, regardless of others viewpoints.

In recent years, new eating disorders such as orthorexia and bigorexia are arising, which are not officially recognized as such 7.

Males with bigorexia often overlook personal commitments such as social events, birthdays, holidays, socialising and in cases work obligations as they may interrupt training schedules. J Med Case Reports ; 2: How are sports stars motivated by Mark Brodie.

The causes are not known but two key ideas revolve around bigorexia as a form of obsessive compulsive behaviour and secondly, the effect of the media putting the same type of pressure on men to conform to an ideal shape as has been the case with women for years.

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Bigorexia: bodybuilding and muscle dysmorphia

Health effects of vegetarian and vegan diets. In the latter case, please turn on Javascript support in your web browser and reload this page. Patients suffering from this, spend excessive time in gymnastic trainings 9.

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