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i want to know what is the difference between bulimia and anorexia?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Eating DO: Anorexia is mostly restricting food intake. Bulimia is binging/purging. They can coexist (bulimarexia). Refer to my previous answers for more details.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

How can one recover from anorexia and bulimia?

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Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Tell someone.: The first step is to recognize that you have a problem and tell someone. Then tell your physician. Get help. This is a difficult problem to fix on your own. Counseling and sometimes medication can help.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me the difference between anorexia nervosa and bulimia?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Eating patterns: In anorexia nervosa, people refrain from eating, often exercising and becoming dangerously thin. Bulemic patients overeat, then vomit or use diureticd or laxatives to try to get rid of the excess weight.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What are the differences between anorexia and bulimia?

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Dr. Sabina Ali
Pediatric Gastroenterology 27 years experience
There are few diff: Bulimia nervosa •recurrent episodes of binge eating a feeling of lack of control over eating •regular use of one or more of the following to prevent weight gain: self-induced vomiting, use of laxatives or diuretics, strict dieting or fasting, or vigorous exercise. •persistent over-concern with body shape and weight. Anorexia nervosa •refusal to maintain weight that᾿s over the lowest weight consi.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Is anorexia or bulimia worse in long term?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
You don't want: Either one! both do horrendous this to your body!
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is bulimia or anorexia more dangerous?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Both can be fatal: Anorexia is harder to miss, because of the severe weight loss; the effective starvation impairs functions of a lot of body organs. Many with bulimia look fine weight-wise but are abusing their bodies with purging and vomiting, both of which can cause body chemistry problems, sometimes bad enough to be fatal; vomiting can destroy teeth and cause other stomach problems.

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