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Can you tell me the symptoms of bulimia nervosa?

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Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Yes: Symptoms of bulimia nervosa include having strong urge to eat large amounts of food in one setting to the point of feeling excessively full. This then leads to feelings of excessive guilt over the act and a tendency to purge the food, either by inducing vomiting or diarrhea with laxatives. Often depression and anxiety are present too.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Bulimia: Involves binge eating (generally twice what you would normally eat) quickly, followed by guilt and a need to get rid of the weight though self induced vomiting, excessive exercise, use of laxatives, diuretics or misusing other medication. On average, these episodes occur twice weekly.

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A 44-year-old female asked:

Tell me everything about bulimia nervosa?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Bulimia Nervosa: Is from the greek words meaning ravenous hunger. It is an eating disorder characterized by binging & purging, consuming large amount of food in short time then vomiting/taking laxative or diuretic/excessive exercising. More in females. Majority are of normal weight. They have impulsive behaviors such as overspending, & family history of eating disorders, mood disorders & substance abuse.Tx is ssri.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What are symptoms of bulimia nervosa?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Possible clues: Signs of bulemia: enlarged salivary glands, bleeding into whites of eye, red spots on neck & face from vomiting, scarring of first finger joint of dominant hand from induced vomiting, chronic diarrhea. Gi complications: teeth erosions, increased blood amylase, esophagitis, tears or rupture of esophagus, dilation of stomach & upper small bowel, pancreatitis, colon dilation & pigmenting (melanosis).
A 33-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what to do about bulimia nervosa?

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
Eating disorder : If you think you have an eating disorder, call a psychologist or psychiatrist who specializes in eating disorders and find out. They will know what you need to do if it is an eating disorder. There are also self help groups oa (overeaters anonymous ) and anorexia/ bulimia groups but a professional will know about programs near you
A 49-year-old member asked:

How can my doctor be able to tell I have bulimia nervosa?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
By what you say: Your description of your eating and purging behavior is the primary way anyone who doesn't know you very well can tell.
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A female asked:

What are the symptoms for atypical anorexia nervosa and atypical bulimia nervosa?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Eating disorder is: the overall term for the conditions you mention. Rather than fine-tuning that here, please see your doctor and ultimately a mental health professional who specializes in eating disorders. Eating disorders can damage your health and even kill you. Peace and good health.

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