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Binge and purge. Is this harmful to my oral health?

Binge and purge. Is this harmful to my oral health?

Eats away at teeth: The stomach acid that will come up as u purge will gradually dissolve the enamel on the backside of your teeth due to recurrent exposure. As they begin to rot away other oral issues will become more apparent. ...Read more

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Is purging without binging still an ed? Isit harmful to my health if i only do it 1-3 times a week?

Is purging without binging still an ed? Isit harmful to my health if i only do it 1-3 times a week?

YES: And yes! you have an eating disorder that requires expert intervention. Start with your doctor for general health assessment and referral. ...Read more

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Can you please fully describe bulimia and binge and purge to me? Thnx

Can you please fully describe bulimia and binge and purge to me? Thnx

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

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What is the diffrence between bulimia vs binge and purge anorexia?

What is the diffrence between bulimia vs binge and purge anorexia?

Weight & body image: Bulimia typically involves intake of massive amounts of calories with purging to prevent weight gain; if no purging occurs, obesity is the inevitable result. Otherwise, weight usually is within the normal range, and many with bulimia do not have major distortions in body image. Anorexia requires body weight 85% or less of expected with disturbed body image; can re restricting or binge/purge. ...Read more

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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

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I'm 5'3" and 78lbs. Am I anorexic? I eat >200 calories a day. But I often binge and purge... Then take laxatives to make sure it's all out. I'm so fat

I'm 5'3" and 78lbs. Am I anorexic? I eat >200 calories a day. But I often binge and purge... Then take laxatives to make sure it's all out. I'm so fat

Eating disorder: You are describing symptoms of an eating disorder. The first thing to do is seek the counsel of a trusted adult who will listen to your concerns and get you some help. Your question suggests you have insight into the problem, and are ready to address it head on. ...Read more

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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

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I'm bulimic but I'm 5'3" and 78lbs. I'm losing weight from it. But binge and purge only at night 200 cal in the day. I thought bulimia was overweight?

I'm bulimic but I'm 5'3" and 78lbs. I'm losing weight from it. But binge and purge only at night 200 cal in the day. I thought bulimia was overweight?

Not about weight: Please seek medical advice to make sure you are stable. From your symptoms you may have a subtype of anorexia that involves purging. People who are bulimic may be underweight, normal or overweight. It is a pattern of behavior and attitude towards food/weight that cannot be measured by weight. Anorexia is extremely dangerous. I highly recommend a thorough medical work-up to ensure your health. ...Read more

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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

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What is the link between atheletes/models and binge purge eating disorders?

What is the link between atheletes/models and binge purge eating disorders?

Not totally clear: Some activities, e.g., dancing, gymnastics, modeling, wrestling, place high value on a certain body type. "success" may become linked to a person being at or near the bottom of ideal weight--and may encourage practices such as binging to achieve that weight. Susceptible indviduals, once having started, may find it impossible to stop, partly because of effects of starvation on thinking processes. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with binge/purge anorexia. Hows that different from bulimia?

I was diagnosed with binge/purge anorexia. Hows that different from bulimia?

Definitions: Bulimia nervosa is also an eating disorder. Those with bulimia nervosa usually binge and purge-purging means they force themselves to vomit. A pure bulimic would not binge eat, they would just purge after meals. Bulimia nervosa and eating disorders in general can be quite severe and even fatal. People can die from eating disorders which is why treatment is vital. ...Read more

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Can you be diagnosed as a bulimic if you are obese and you binge/purge several times a week?

Possibly: Obesity is not a requirement for the diagnosis of bulimia nervosa (bulimia). Binge eating (eating an extraordinarily large amount of food, and having a sense of lack of control over it) and inappropriate behaviors in order to prevent weight gain are the primary criteria for the diagnosis. The frequency of at least twice a week for at least 3 months is consistent with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I stop the binge purge cycle when I come home?

Intensive treatment: You may need to get intensive inpatient treatment for an eating disorder. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How to stop bulimia binge/purge when I wake up in the middle of the night?

How to stop bulimia binge/purge when I wake up in the middle of the night?

Get help: Bulimia like most eating disorders require a therapist or mental health professional to manage the underlying reasons for the condition. If the vomiting is severe resulting in dehydration, a MD in the ER can use medication to stop it. Please, "purge" your thoughts of helplessness, and make an appointment with a therapist soon. ...Read more

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Hi how long does Prozac (fluoxetine) take to digest in the body. I am bulimic and binge/purge about an hour after taking tablets. Is this a problem?

Hi how long does Prozac (fluoxetine) take to digest in the body. I am bulimic and binge/purge about an hour after taking tablets. Is this a problem?

Variable times: To be absorbed into the body, the capsule contents must fully dissolve to,liquid,then be transported across the stomach or intestine blood vessels. Suspect your times are approximate for eating and purging after taking Meds, so at best some drug does get in, but not all. ...Read more

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Can laxatives cause bloody stool? I'm currently recovering from bulimia nervosa (binge-purge type) and while i haven't purged in nearly 2 weeks, i took several laxatives last night and just noticed some blood in my stool. It isn't much, it's just there ar

Can laxatives cause bloody stool? I'm currently recovering from bulimia nervosa (binge-purge type) and while i haven't purged in nearly 2 weeks, i took several laxatives last night and just noticed some blood in my stool. It isn't much, it's just there ar

I : I certainly won’t tell you not to worry. Your addiction to laxatives could lead to significant health problems. Stimulant laxative abuse can lead to blood in stool. When this keeps occurring you can develop anemia. Just so you know, possible effects of withdrawal from laxatives can include feeling bloated, retaining fluid, constipation and weight gain. These are temporary symptoms you need to be drinking 8 -8 ounce glasses of water per day. Avoid caffeinated beverages. No diuretics & no laxatives (unless directed by your doctor). ...Read more

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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

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Thoughts? Could one day of binging and purging hurt me?

Thoughts? Could one day of binging and purging hurt me?

It could: Even one day of binging and purging can cause electrolyte changes that can pose a risk to cardiac function. Also violent vomiting can cause esophageal rupture. Pacreatitis also can happen. However, one day is usually not the case and this sounds like bulimia nervosa. Eating disorders ultimately destroy one's quality of life. Treatment should be sought if these behaviors continue. ...Read more

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Dr. Kayvon Javid
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