Bigorexia: What is it, what are the symptoms and how to avoid this disorder?

Bigorexia is an addiction to sports, more precisely to gym weightlifting, along with an excess intake of proteins and carbohydrates to increase your body mass.  This problem is born from a mental disorder in which a person feels thin and small despite being big and muscular.

These people look weak in front of the mirror in spite of their volume, so they always try to keep increasing and building up their muscle mass, but it is never enough, so they end up resorting to chemicals that are harmful to their health, such as steroids or anabolics.

Bigorexia affects mostly men between 18 and 35 years old, this addiction is not recognized as a disease by the medical community, but this addiction in wanting to increase their body mass ends up leading to other diseases. Especially when you use supplements, is when you have more chances of getting heart problems, in the kidneys and other organs.

Bigorexia: What is it, what are the symptoms and how to avoid this disorder?

Stereotypes in society also influence the appearance of this disorder, because if a man is big and strong he is more attractive to women, so it implies that a thin man is much less likely to be attractive.

The symptoms of bigorexia are:

Whether they are injured or very tired they will train no matter what, without thinking about the consequences.

They constantly look at themselves in the mirror to see if they are still as strong as yesterday to feel good about themselves.

They use  supplements to increase their body mass when it reaches the point where they can no longer increase their muscles naturally.

Bigorexia: What is it, what are the symptoms and how to avoid this disorder?

To treat a person who suffers from this psychological disorder with sport, the best solution is to go to a psychologist and explain to them their obsession with sport. Many of these people end up suffering from depression because when they see themselves as inferior, they feel unsure of themselves.

In conclusion, it is not necessary to be the strongest or the biggest to be physically well, what counts is that you feel healthy and eat well. The results sometimes take time to come, but the important thing is to prioritize health.

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