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short term effects of bulimia

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many: Short term- weight loss, tooth enamel erosion from stomach acid, esophageal ulcers, nuitritional and electrolyte imbalances and skipped periods. Long ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Please get seen: Urgently. You are obviously damaging your body. I don't know what your BMI is. Bulimia Nervosa can be dangerous to you - physically, mentally and spi ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Probably: Because that is a metabolic disease that severely affects cellular energy metabolism.
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Cho
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Acid erosion: It is important not to brush your teeth immediately after vomiting. Immediately after vomiting, the acids from your stomach weaken the outer layer of ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Vukin
16 years experience Psychiatry
Electrolytes: If you are vomiting often, you may develop deficiencies in electrolytes which could affect your heart rhythm (at worst) and your general health (best ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ruth Seaman
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Depends: It is important in the short-term to seek help via your primary physician and a psychiatrist or therapist experienced with eating disorders. Some bas ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
30 years experience Psychiatry
An Eating Disorder: Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder in which one has a distorted body image often suffering from binge eating (eating very large amounts of food in ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Depends on Severity: Compared to anorexia, bulimia tends to be less severe in terms of a lower risk of life-threatening medical complications. However, bulimia can cause c ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
36 years experience Child Psychiatry
Side effects: A short list would be rupture of the esphagus from induced vomitting, low potassium from vomiting and weakening of the tooth enamel from the stomach a ... Read More
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