Bigorexia; Excessive Worship of The Body

Training and practice of sporting activities to improve your body and physical appearance is very common in many of us. And it is that today the physical image plays an important role. There are excesses in the sport, and with them the advent of disorders as the vigorexia.

The vigorexia consists in a psychological disorder for which we have a misperception of our body. It is difficult to detect, and consists of an excessive practice of sport and an obsessive pursuit of physical beauty. The main affected are men 18-35 years who spend too long to train leaving aside your social life, everyday occupations…

It is an increasingly more widespread disorder among people who practice sport. Your perception of reality is altered and the affected never look strong enough. For this reason they do everything possible to get more muscle mass. Normally start by training too, around three hours a day. Then the diet is part of his obsession, because they resort to all kinds of supplements.

In the development of this disease have much importance the sociocultural factors, the modern canons of beauty… But one of the main factors triggering the bigorexia is the imbalance in certain neurotransmitters such as serotonin that alters our perception. But it should not be forgotten that suffer vigorexia may cause us serious damage to our body.

To start we can suffer numerous physical disorders and injuries arising excessive training, as our muscles are overloaded. This excess of exercise leads to many cases in which the parts of our body are disproportionate. This tends to be a pattern in the vigorexicos that do not have a body harmony. The overtraining has negative repercussions on the tendons and ligaments, especially of the extremities, which often suffer from sprains.

Food and its imbalance tends to be another problem, because the vigorexicos diets tend to have high doses of proteins and carbohydrates, While they tend to be low-fat. Which in the long run can cause many organic liver problems and metabolic disorders having a diet with excess of proteins…

In the majority of cases this power takes hold with anabolic They masculinizan in the case of women and produce them menstrual irregularities. In other cases they can produce acne, heart problems, testicular atrophy, erectile dysfunction, decreased the formation of sperm, fluid retention, liver damage, greater propensity to cancer…

Must also not forget the social problems that you derive from doing that our whole life turn training environment. For these reasons from HowStuffWorks, we recommend training to be healthy, but in moderation and without obsessing, for all the excesses are bad.