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what usually results from bulimia nervosa?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Many: If you are referring to binge eating and inducing vomiting, it can lead to nutritional deficiency, electrolyte imablance, especially potassium deficieny which can be lethal, tears in the esophagus and stomach with bleeding, erosion of tooth enamel due to gastric acid. Most people with bulimia have underlying psychological issues.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Nicole Bressler
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Many: Death is the biggest consequence, usually from heart problems such as irregular heart beats & heart failure. Others include electrolyte imbalances, stomach ulcers, acid reflux, esophagus & teeth erosion, discolored teeth, mouth sores, altered metabolism, hair loss, weakness, dizziness, loss of menstrual cycle, list goes on. Please seek help, bulimia is a very serious disease & needs to be treated.
Answered on Nov 7, 2015
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Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin
8 years experience Clinical Psychology
Bulimia is dangerous: Bulimia may cause electrolyte imbalances that may lead to heart failure, as well as esophageal and gastric ruptures, all of which may be fatal. Other medical complications for bulimia include bone loss, osteoporosis, dehydration, kidney disease, anemia and low white cell counts, which lowers the immune system and creates vulnerability to disease and infection. Also, gum disease, tooth decay.
Answered on May 11, 2016

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