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How long can bulimia go until death

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Kriedman
47 years experience Psychiatry
No specifc time: The problems associated with bulimia are dependent on the type of bulimia, its effect on the body's metabolism and general health of the sufferer. Peo ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
30 years experience Psychiatry
Surprisingly High: According to the national association of anorexia nervosa and associated eating disorders, eating disorders have the highest mortality rates of any me ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Garner
16 years experience Cardiology
If you have to ask..: If you have to ask, you're in some trouble already. The blood pressure is not an immediate problem - the eating disorder is. Please see a profession ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Passer
35 years experience Child Psychiatry
Hard to say: I think it's particularly sad that you are asking this question. While it is difficult to predict your future without more specific clinical informati ... Read More
Dr. Stephen Perret
15 years experience Child Psychiatry
BE CAREFUL!: Bulimia is a dangerous illness but it can be treated! the reason it's dangerous is because vomiting disrupts your body's chemical balances. These ca ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
25 years experience Pediatrics
Years: It can go unnoticed for years if people aren't observant.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Taliba Foster
17 years experience Child Psychiatry
Bulimia: This is a very subjective question. I think that it depends on the individual and the family.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
22 years experience Psychiatry
Unsure: Bulimia is a life threatening disease. Some people struggle with it for many years. There are self-help groups if you cannot afford a professional. ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Eating DO's: Work on self image/self esteem issues with a therapist experienced with cognitive behavior therapy for eating disorders. Prognosis is favorable with c ... Read More
A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes: Eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia can have negative effects on all body systems and are among some of the more well-known causes of hypogl ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Many health effects: Bulimia impacts health in many ways, including electrolyte imbalance which can lead to cardiac arrhythmias and death, esophageal inflammation ; tears, ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Not long: Every time you vomit it erodes your teeth enamel . Both binging and purging throws you metabolism off. You are also likely sir pressing your thyroid f ... Read More

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