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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Binging And Purging (Overview)

Binging and purging is part of a a disorder called Bulimia Nervosa and is characterized by binging food and then vomiting due to worry of weight gain. It is sometimes caused by the desire to compete with the perfect look and is also due to stress.The after affect creates guilt and unhappiness and interferes with the normal activities of life and can also cause medical problems


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How do I stop binging and purging?

How do I stop binging and purging?

Stopping Bing&Purge: We all need help when it comes to an eating disorder. Typically this disorder starts with a 'successful" weight loss; usually by a quite severe restriction in food intake. Then the person feels sucessful, but is unable to maintain such a small food intake, then they start to regain wt and resort to laxatives and vomiting. You need to find a medical professional experienced in eating disorders. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Binging And Purging (Overview)

Binging and purging is part of a a disorder called Bulimia Nervosa and is characterized by binging food and then vomiting due to worry of weight gain. It is sometimes caused by the desire to compete with the perfect look and is also due to stress.The after affect creates guilt and unhappiness and interferes with the normal activities of life and can also cause medical problems


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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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How do I stop binging and purging?

Stopping Bing&Purge: We all need help when it comes to an eating disorder. Typically this disorder starts with a 'successful" weight loss; usually by a quite severe restriction in food intake. Then the person feels sucessful, but is unable to maintain such a small food intake, then they start to regain wt and resort to laxatives and vomiting. You need to find a medical professional experienced in eating disorders. ...Read more

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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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How long does it take to lose 20lb binging and purging?

How long does it take to lose 20lb binging and purging?

Don't: You may never lose wt doing this as you are still binging. Not only are you unlikely to loose wt you are risking electrolyte imbalances that can result in cardiac arrhythmias and death, your teeth rot from the stomach acid, your checks get like a chimpmunk from swollen salivary glands, stomach acid burns your esophogus causing ulcers and pain. There are better ways, get help. ...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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How do I stop binging and purging without professional help?

How do I stop binging and purging without professional help?

Why do it alone?: Professional help would make your recovery process much easier, and more likely to keep moving in a positive direction. So, why not avail yourself of this? It's an endless cycle otherwise. You can find plenty of information through the national eating disorders association: http://www.Nationaleatingdisorders.Org/ good luck to you! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Binging and purging?

Bulimia definition: Binging and purging is part of a a disorder called Bulimia Nervosa and is characterized by binging food and then vomiting due to worry of weight gain. It is sometimes caused by the desire to compete with the perfect look and is also due to stress.The after affect creates guilt and unhappiness and interferes with the normal activities of life and can also cause medical problems ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why it'sso hard to quit binging and purging?

Can you please tell me why it'sso hard to quit binging and purging?

Binging & Purging: Binging and purging are hard to stop because they're fueled by inner suffering. And this can come from many areas of your life which are out of balance. You need help to deal with this -- a team of professionals. A primary care doctor, psychiatrist, and psychologist or other therapist. These should be ones who are very experienced with eating disorders. This cannot be managed all by yourself. ...Read more

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How many times of binging and purging until you are considered a bulimic?

How many times of binging and purging until you are considered a bulimic?

Any: Binging and purging deliberately, meaning not due to illness or side effect is abnormal and dangerous behavior. It is not like having one drink. Exploring the underlying reasons is important. Is it to control anxiety, depression or weight? There are better and safer ways to address these problems. Seek help rather than trying to figuire out what is a safe amount, there is none. ...Read more

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Any ideas to control yourself so that you do not end up binging and purging?

Any ideas to control yourself so that you do not end up binging and purging?

Diet and exercise: Work with a dietician or wt watchers. Learn you calorie needs and proper diet. Exercise regularly. These work and keep you healthy and happy. ...Read more

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Any tips to control yourself so that you do not gp binging and purging?

Any tips to control yourself so that you do not gp binging and purging?

Eating disorder: Binging and purging is not a matter of "self-control". It is a serious psychologic disorder (an "eating disorder") that can result in fatal medical complications if you don't get professional help in treating the underlying causes. It is urgent that you find a psychotherapist , psychologist, or a clinic that specializes in eating disorders. Most people can be helped. ...Read more

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I have a eating disorder? No binging or purging involved but i just can't stop eating sometimes! what could this possibly mean and do I need help?

I have a eating disorder? No binging or purging involved but i just can't stop eating sometimes! what could this possibly mean and do I need help?

Yes: It could indicate a number of things. Sometimes people eat when they are stressed, seeking a form of comfort from food. If it bothers you, or is making you gain weight or become unhealthy, then yes, you should seek treatment for it from a counselor who specializes in eating disorders. It could also b a manifestation of something traumatic that happened in your past. ...Read more

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Is an eating disorder always characterized by binging and purging?

Is an eating disorder always characterized by binging and purging?

No: Bulimia involves bingeing and purging (through vomiting, laxatives, exercise or restricting). Anorexia involves restricting (with a subtype of purging), and Binge Eating Disorder is eating large quantities of food at once. These behaviors are only part of the clinical picture, as a person's self-esteem, ways of coping, and attitudes towards relationships and conflicts are part of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Purging (Definition)

Purging is an action taken usually when someone binge eats and then purges or voluntarily vomits to get rid of the food in order not to gain weight..The use of laxatives is another mode of purging. This is the behavior of someone diagnosed with the eating disorder, Bulimia ...Read more


Dr. Robert Skversky
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Binge Eating (Definition)

This is the essential feature of bulimia, i.e., eating vast amounts of food in short periods of time that have nothing to do with appetite, rather having to ...Read more