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'Bigorexia'

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Do you ever get carried away at the gym? Feel like you need to look like those ripped guys in gym commercials?

Your burning desire to get bigger and bigger might be a big problem for your health -- both mental and physical. It's known as "bigorexia," also known as body dysmorphic disorder, an OCD-type disorder similar to anorexia and bulimia.

"People are looking for direct control in life where they have effect on circumstance and getting big is a pretty easy way to do it

Eric von Frohlich, a fitness expert, owns Upper East Side's EVF Performance Crossfit gym. His strength director, Dave Kirschen, benches over 600 pounds and squats 800 so both know about big. Both say bigorexia is particularly prevalent in teens.

Bigorexia warning signs include increased aggression or over doing it on diet and exercise. Sometimes that aggression is because of steroids or human growth hormone, something those who suffer from bigorexia tend to turn to. That could be potentially a very real problem for your health.

HGH causes everything to grow, not just your muscles, so it could make tumors grow faster.

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