Top
20
Doctor insights on: Anorexic And Bulimic

Share
1

1
How are bulimic and anorexic different?

How are bulimic and anorexic different?

Variable: Anorexia is refusal maintain weight at or above a minimally normal weight. Also intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat even though they are underweight. Women have absence of at least three consecutive menstrual cycles. In bulimia, there are recurrent episodes of binge eating followed by inappropriate behavior to prevent weight gain -self induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives, etc. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
2

2
How to tell if I have anorexia and binge eating disorder and bulemia?

How to tell if I have anorexia and binge eating disorder and bulemia?

Yes: Some people have all three. If you are doing a bit of all three, call a facility that treats eating disorders and get help asap. It can be treated, but if it goes on for too long some damage can be irreversible. Do not wait, get help! ...Read more

3

3
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

4

4
Help please! is binging then starving still classed as bulimia, or is bulimia just binge and purge?

Help please! is binging then starving still classed as bulimia, or is bulimia just binge and purge?

Bulimia Nervosa: Yes, anytime there is binging followed by a feeling of excessive guilt and loss of control followed by compensating either by purging, exercising or even starvation- this is bulimia nervosa. ...Read more

5

5
I starve all day, only an apple, then BINGE AND PURGE ALOT. Am I anorexic, bulimic or both. 5'3" and 80lbs and take laxatives to prevent water weight?

I starve all day, only an apple, then BINGE AND PURGE ALOT. Am I anorexic, bulimic or both. 5'3" and 80lbs and take laxatives to prevent water weight?

Bulimic: You have symptoms of bulimia nervosa. The best way to address this is to start eating 5 SMALL meals a day & control your portions. Eating one apple in AM, and then starving all day increases likelihood of binge-eating in the evening. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
6

6
Can you lose weight from being bulimic?

Bulimia: Yes, it can cause weight loss, but bulimia, like anorexia, is a dangerous behavior and anyone that exhibits this behavior should seek or be referred for immediate medical treatment. Bulimia can be extremely damaging to the body, especially to the stomach and esophagus. Erosive esophagitis, malnutrition, and rotten teeth are just a few of the problems that may result from bulimia. ...Read more

7

7
Does binge eating and going aneorexic actually help you lose weight?

Does binge eating and going aneorexic actually help you lose weight?

Sounds like: Bulimia/anorexia nervosa. Oddly enough these two opposites often go together and are indications of serious biochemical changes in brain. Since this is potentially dangerous, you badly need local medical advice. ...Read more

8

8
Im recovering from anorexia for 2 years and i keep binge eating and feel so hungry even though I'm over bmi and ive become overweight how to loose Wei?

Don't know but...: Vyvanase (for ADD & ADHD) has a new indication --for binge eating--too new I have no experience but you might want to check it out ...Read more

9

9
Whats better to lose weight, anorexia or bulimia?

Whats 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

10

10
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

11

11
Recovering from bulimia and have stopped purging but still struggle with binge eating and restricting. How can I stop the cycle?

Recovering from bulimia and have stopped purging but still struggle with binge eating and restricting. How can I stop the cycle?

Work w/therapist: I'm glad you're working on recovering from bulimia, and have at least stopped purging. Healing from this can be a long journey. You need to continue working with your therapist to deal with your triggers for this behavior -- and develop a larger repertoire of responses to these triggers. Individual and group work can provide tools that will help you through the rough spots. Be well. ...Read more

14

14
5'3" and 78lbs? Is this a serious anorexic weight? I feel fat, and eat 0-300 cal. a day, sometime binge and purge, still lose weight, and laxatives.

5'3" and 78lbs? Is this a serious anorexic weight? I feel fat, and eat 0-300 cal. a day, sometime binge and purge, still lose weight, and laxatives.

Yes: All of the information that you provided points to a serious eating disorder that is harmful to your physical and mental health as well as your normal development. You should seek treatment immediately to get help with you disorder. ...Read more

15

15
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

See 3 more doctor answers
16

16
How and what do recovering anorexics eat?

How and what do recovering anorexics eat?

Food for thought: They eat food. That is an excellent question. With addictions like drugs or alcohol people are advised to stop use completely. Obviously that can not be done with food addictions. It is usually a struggle because the individual who has anorexia usually doesn't want someone to take control of them and they usually don't want to gain weight. Many need to gain weight to become healthier. ...Read more

17

17
I have bulimia or binge eating disorder, how to tell?

I have bulimia or binge eating disorder, how to tell?

Purging: Both bulimia and binge eating disorder are characterized by eating large quantities of food, rapidly and often to the point of pain. There's a sense of a loss of control during the binge and intense feelings of shame and guilt. Bulimia involves purging (vomiting, exercising, laxatives or restricting) as a compensatory measure to get rid of the food from the binge. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Do most anorexics binge eat?

No: Anorexia and bulimia (binging and purging) are seperate disorders which are unlikely to occur together. Anorexia is specifically a fear of gaining weight in someone who is significantly below their ideal body weight often assoc with extreme exercise and/or abuse of laxatives, diuretics or other agents aimed at restricting weight. ...Read more

19

19
I can't stop binging and purging, help?

I can't stop binging and purging, help?

Binging & purging: Stopping eating binges and purges is very difficult to do without help. Your family doctor can get you started. Help for eating disorders is available through psychiatrists, psychologists, other therapists, and special treatment centers devoted to such problems. You are not alone in this. For more info, please see: http://www.Helpguide.Org/mental/bulimia_signs_symptoms_causes_treatment.Htm. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
How can I gain weight after being an anorexic?

How can I gain weight after being an anorexic?

Anorexic: If you truly have the illness of anorexia nervosa, allowing yourself to gain weight may be very difficult without ongoing treatment. Your recovery will be a gradual process best managed by your psychiatrist, family physician, and therapist. If you've been in treatment before but stopped this, it's time to start again. There is always hope and help. Good luck to you. ...Read more