A 19-year-old female asked:
how far am i from death? i've been bulimic for four years. my bulimia is very severe, very painful gastroenteritis. and very low blood pressure:91/48.
3 doctor answers
Dr. John Garner answered
15 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 professional specializing in eating disorders, and specifically in eating disorders for professional help - long term damage to your body is the rule not the exception if you stay on this path.
Answered on May 5, 2016
Dr. Kevin Passer answered
34 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 information (like lab values), i can tell that you realize you are at grave risk for dying. If you don't want to die, please seek immediate medical attention. Again, I am sad about this.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Stephen Perret answered
14 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 can cause seizure and heart-attacks. I would seek professional help immediately.
Answered on Feb 22, 2014
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