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5 Warning Signs Of Bulimia
Age independent: Bulimia doesn't vary with age. It consists of ingesting excessive calories and "compensating" by getting rid of them (purging) through vomiting or laxitive use. Occasional binge eating is not bulimia. Recurrent binge eating without prugring does occur too; it is one form of morbid obesity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same Symptoms: Bulimia is characterized by the intake of large amounts of food (binge eating) followed by the use of vomiting, laxatives, or other means to try to eliminate this food. In an athlete there would be this same type of cycle, but it would be reasonable to expect a particular emphasis on the use of exercise to eliminate calories. ...Read more
Binge and purge: Bulimia requires the presence of episodes of binge eating, which has to do with eating large quantities of food within a short period of time. Also, there are behaviors wich focus on trying to get rid of these calories as quickly as possible through self-induced vomiting, excessive laxative use, or other efforts and "purging" the calories that have been eaten. ...Read more
Obsession w food ;: Your body. Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder in which a person binges on food. On average 3, 000 to 5, 000 calories are ingested during a binge. This is usually followed by feeling of guilt ; shame which then leads to attempts to burn calories ; decrease intake. This may come in the form of over-exercising, self- induction of vomiting, taking laxatives or diuretics. ...Read more
See below: Bulimia is characterized by regurgitation of stomach contents. The acid in the stomach can cause disolving of the enamel and dentin of which teeth are composed. This can be seen visually as a smooth surface representing loss of tooth structure. The teeth may appear more yellow in color as the white enamel is dissolved and the underlying yellow dentin is more visible. ...Read more
Varied symptoms: Some symptoms include: secrecy about eating or not eating around other people. Going to the restroom immediately after eating, sneaking food, food missing from the house. Gaining and losing large amounts of weight in a short period of time, preoccupation with body image, food, weight and exercise. Swollen salivary glands, dental problems, possible depression and/or anxiety. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Odd absences at meal: Finding stashes of food, unusual interest or avoidance of talking about food, unless it is about a ''friend with eating problem'', hx. Of acute change from overweight to obsession with weight and appearance, dental note of decreasing outer porcelain layer, moodiness , in particular clearly thin skinned about body shape, tone with others or hx. Self. ...Read more
Bulimia Nervosa: Bulimia includes a preoccupation with food and weight loss. As well as getting rid of calories by purging or other behaviors, like excessive exercise, laxative abuse, fasting, etc. It is a life threatening disorder. Neda is a great resource. They have a helpline#1-800-931-2237 and you can search for treatment providers by state. http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org. ...Read more
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