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What is anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa difference?

What is anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa difference?

Anoexia/Bulimia: Both are eating disorders and more common in females. Anorexia primarily involves restriction of food intake in order not to gain weight therefore are usually underweight even though they perceive they are fat and bulimia primarily involves frequent binge eating and they are usually normal weight. Anorexia is the more severe disorder and can be lethal. These are the main differences. ...Read more

Bulimia Nervosa (Definition)

Bulimia nervosa is from Greek words meaning ravenous hunger. It is an eating disorder characterized by consuming a large amount of food in short time, then vomiting, taking a laxative or ...Read more


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What are differences between anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa?

What are differences between anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa?

The specific symptom: Anorexia and bulimia are both serious eating disorders which involve distorted body image and extreme weight loss, . Typically, people with anorexia eat minimal amounts of food exercise excessively to lose, weight. People with bulimia may binge eat rather than restrict food intake and then purge through vomiting and/or laxative abuse. Both can lead to health problems and death. ...Read more

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I need to know what is your opinion on anorexia nervosa/ bulimia nervosa?

I need to know what is your opinion on anorexia nervosa/ bulimia nervosa?

They are serious: Disorders which impact a person medically, emotionally ; spiritually. They can be life threatening ; warrant medical treatment. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Please explain what are the real dangers of anorexia and bulimia nervosa?

Please explain what are the real dangers of anorexia and bulimia nervosa?

Death: Untreated eating disorders can have devastating effects on the sufferers. Please read this link for a breakdown: http://www.Nationaleatingdisorders. Org/health-consequences-eating-disorders. ...Read more

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What effects would anorexia or bulimia nervosa have on the long-term health of a woman?

What effects would anorexia or bulimia nervosa have on the long-term health of a woman?

Malnutrition: Both of these disorders are known to cause malnutrition, which can be life threatenting. There are other health consequences as well, but they depend on individual circumstances. ...Read more

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How do binge-eating disorder, anorexia and bulimia nervosa affect the lifespan?

How do binge-eating disorder, anorexia and bulimia nervosa affect the lifespan?

Greatly: Untreated or under treated, eating disorders as a whole have up to a 25% mortality rate. That means that eating disorders can be deadly. Studies show treatment helps, and the more treatment, the lower the risk of complications and death. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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What is anorexia nervosa vs bulemia?

What is anorexia nervosa vs bulemia?

Similar, Different: Both of these terms have to do with unhealthy ways of dealing with food, body weight, and body composition. Bulimia refers to people who go through cycles of overeating and then using abnormal ways of getting rid of what they've eaten (vomiting, laxative abuse). Anorexia has to do with unhealthy ways of trying to stay underweight (starvation, vomiting, laxatives) without the overeating episodes. ...Read more

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What is the difference between anorexia nervosa and bulemia?

What is the difference between anorexia nervosa and bulemia?

Symptoms differ: An is a fixed belief that one is "fat" that leads to calorie restriction, exercise, or both, despite actually being markedly underweight. Bulimia is a pattern of taking in huge amounts of calories and then purging them by throwing up or abusing laxatives; most bulimics are normal weight. You can be both--a so-called bulimarexic. ...Read more

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How do people start becoming anorexic & bulimia nervosa?

How do people start becoming anorexic & bulimia nervosa?

Eating Disorders: Usually begins with low self-worth combined with peer and cultural pressure to be thin. Read the updated articles on eating disorders on the soundmindz. Org website for education and support. Best. ...Read more

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How could you describe somebody with anarexia and/or bulimia nervosa?

How could you describe somebody with anarexia and/or bulimia nervosa?

Missing out. Scared.: At-risk for many bad things. Can't get no satisfaction. ... To get an idea of what it's like for someone w/ an eating disorder, watch dr laura hill's ted talk "eating disorders from the inside out." summary: "calm, pleasure ; satisfaction is what most people experience after eating. But 4 people w/eating disorders, food brings anxiety, disturbance ; noise." watch here: http://bit. Ly/169jpxk. ...Read more

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How to know if I have bulimia or anorexia?

How to know if I have bulimia or anorexia?

5 signs to watch for: You may have an eating disorder if you answer yes to two or more of the following: 1) do you force yourself to vomit because you're uncomfortably full? 2) do you worry that you've lost control over how much you eat? 3) have you lost >14 lbs in a 3-month period? 4) do you believe you're fat when others think you are too thin? 5) does thinking about food dominate your life? (from aarp magazine). ...Read more

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I need to know what is anorexia and bulimia?

I need to know what is anorexia and bulimia?

Eating disorders: Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are both eating disorders. Anorexics severely restrict food, and bulimics may both binge on food and then vomit many times a day. This can cause many physical problems such as esophageal and stomach injury, tooth decay, dehydration, electrolyte depletion, cardiac arrhythmia, and even death. Sometimes laxatives are used also, which worsens things in both conditions. ...Read more

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What is the difference betweem bulimia and anorexia?

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What is the difference betweem bulimia and anorexia?

Eating DO: Anorexia is mostly restricting food intake. Bulimia is binging/purging. They can coexist (bulimarexia). ...Read more

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What are the differences between anorexia and bulimia?

What are the differences between anorexia and bulimia?

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. ...Read more

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What physical effects of anorexia and bulimia are there?

Serious/ complicated: Anorexia: loss of menstruation, hair loss, osteoporosis, slowing of the thyroid gland, slow heart rate, are all symtoms of the body trying to protect itself from starvation.
Bulemia: if it involves binging and purging; can erode the teeth, can cause loss of electrolytes tha are essential for the heart. Purging can cause a tear in the esophagus which could be life threatenning. Get help! ...Read more

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Would it be strange that I want anorexia and/or bulimia?

Would it be strange that I want anorexia and/or bulimia?

Motivation: The motivation for desiring these illnesses can be rooted in self-esteem and/or other mental health conditions. It is important to seek evaluation by a mental health professional to discuss this concern as well as the significant medical risks these disorders have including cardiac, GI tract and neurological effects. ...Read more

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Are anorexia and bulimia considered fad diets?

Fad diet: No. They are serious illnesses with high mortality rates if untreated. ...Read more

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What's better to lose weight, anorexia or bulimia?

Both: Are actually related to biochemical changes in brain. They are both potentially lethal so you would not want either. ...Read more

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I have bulimia, anorexia, and compulsive eating, what to do?

I have bulimia, anorexia, and compulsive eating, what to do?

You should see: Your family doctor to rule out any nutritional deficiencies. I would also recommend that you see an eating disorder specialist. Also, a psychiatrist who specializes in eating disorders could be quite helpful. The therapist would be able to help you in terms of psychotherapy and overeaters anonymous is another resource that you should look into. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What do you think I should do to get over anorexia / bulimia?

What do you think I should do to get over anorexia / bulimia?

Therapy and meds: You could recommend they see a therapist for psychotherapy, particularly dialectical behavioral therapy (dbt), as well as possible an antidepressant for relief of depression and anxiety. If the depression and anxiety is relieved, sometimes that can help with comorbid eating disorders, but they are notoriously difficulty to treat. A support group may also be helpful. ...Read more

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Can you get stretch marks after you recover from bulimia or anorexia?

Can you get stretch marks after you recover from bulimia or anorexia?

Striae distensae : Symptoms due to starvation in anorexia nervosa, restrictive type, can include striae distensae. ...Read more

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What misconceptions do girls have about the symptoms of bulimia and anorexia?

Unhealthy: I think many think it is a great way to lose weight without effort. Instead, they risk rotten teeth and ulcer from vomiting, death from electrolyte imbalances, swollen chipmunk cheeks from swollen salivary glands, and later problems with osteoporosis, ostrazation by peers. These are serious disorders close to depression and ocd. 20% of anorexics die if untreated. ...Read more

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Please explain what are the challenges people with anorexia and bulimia face?

Please explain what are the challenges people with anorexia and bulimia face?

Eating disorders: Please refer to the following website. It will give you a good overview of the conditions but also links to other sites that will make for very good reading for you to educate yourself about eating disorders.
www.allaboutcounseling.com/library/eating-disorders
a common challenge. We all must eat to live, and yet for that very reason eating has become a focus for many of our most complex life. ...Read more

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Is EDNOS less important/severe then anorexia or bulimia? Being diagnosed with it recently kinda made me feel worse.

EDNOS is an eating..: EDNOS is an eating disorder that doesn't fit the exact criteria for either anorexia nervosa or bulimia, but it's just as serious a health threat. You're fortunate that it was diagnosed; a proper diagnosis is the first step in recovery. While the treatment is complicated & multi-faceted, your chances of recovery are good as long as you get the treatment you need. Please stick with it! Dr. Anne ...Read more

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I do not think I have anorexia or bulimia. But if I'm hungry I feel like getting sick at the thought of food. What is this?

I do not think I have anorexia or bulimia. But if I'm hungry I feel like getting sick at the thought of food. What is this?

Are you ill?: Rule out a physical illness first or meds that cause nausea. If you willfully make yourself sick you must ask yourself why you are doing this or ask for help. ...Read more

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What are the signs of anorexia/bulimia on your teeth?

They differ: 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.
Anorexia usually doesn't have any physical effects on the teeth. ...Read more

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Bulimia (Definition)

Apsychiatric disorder in which a person over eats a lot of food at one time (binging) and then vomits later to purge herself of ...Read more


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Anorexia Nervosa (Definition)

An emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to ...Read more