A 44-year-old member asked:
i eat large amounts of food at one time, and don't want to. would like to purge but advised to not. what are effects of either bad habit?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Pamela Pappas answered
41 years experience Psychiatry
Eating habits: Both of these do risk your health, so i'm glad you're thinking about this. Overeating can risk weight gain, which can lead to other problems like diabetes, inflammation, joint problems, hypertension, and heart disease. Besides being unpleasant, purging by vomiting risks electrolyte imbalance, damaged teeth, esophageal injury, etc. Best to see someone for your eating disorder & save yourself!
Answered on Apr 15, 2019
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