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Professional Help: You must seek out a qualified professional who can help you deal with this very dangerous illness. Medications and psychotherapy are critical. You also must be dedicated to stopping the behaviors and working hard to overcome this illness and dealing with the underlying forces which led to the behavior. Please get the help you need. ...Read more
Bulimia: Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by frequent episodes of binge eating, followed by frantic efforts to avoid gaining weight. They constantly battle with the desire to lose weight or stay thin and the overwhelming compulsion to binge eat. Once they binge, they try 2 “undo” it, by taking ex-lax, inducing vomiting, or going for a ten-mile run. ...Read more
Many health effects: Bulimia impacts health in many ways, including electrolyte imbalance which can lead to cardiac arrhythmias, esophageal inflammation & tears, tooth decay, swollen salivary glands, and more. Depression often accompanies this condition. The good news: it can be treated. For a more inclusive run-down: http://www.Webmd.Com/mental-health/bulimia-nervosa/bulimia-nervosa-what-happens. ...Read more
Complex: Bulimia nervosa is a complex illness that can have very serious consequences. In short, it is a condition where a person eats, commonly binge eats large amounts of food with a sense of no control over the food intake, and then engages in compensatory mechanisms to try to eliminate that food from their body. The effects of bulimia can range from metabolic problems, to organ damage to tooth decay. ...Read more
Bulimia Nervosa: Is from the greek words meaning ravenous hunger. It is an eating disorder characterized by binging & purging, consuming large amount of food in short time then vomiting/taking laxative or diuretic/excessive exercising. More in females. Majority are of normal weight. They have impulsive behaviors such as overspending, & family history of eating disorders, mood disorders & substance abuse.Tx is ssri ...Read more
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
Not necessarily: There are outpt eating disorder programs in most geographic areas. Hospitalization is only used when there would be medical danger to the patient if they were not in a hospital. See a psychologist or psychiatrist who specializes in treating eating disorders. Many also find help from overeaters anonymous (not just for the obese - this is an incorrect stereotype). Find more info at www.Oa.Org. ...Read more
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