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How to recover bulimia?

How to recover bulimia?

Psychodynamic: Bulimia is sometimes the result of a vicious internal struggle between self-indulgence and self-destructiveness. The cycle goes as follows: punitive self-denial, then feelings of deprivation and anger, followed by self-indulgence, then guilt and the need to self-punish, followed by punitive self-denial. A vicious cycle: denial, anger, indulgence, guilt. Psychotherapy can really help. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Poor Nutrition (Definition)

An age-appropriate diet is one that provides adequate nutrition and is appropriate for a child's state of development. During the first 4 - 6 months of life, infants need only breast milk or formula to meet all their nutritional needs. At 4 - 6 months of age an infant should be consuming 28 - 45 ounces of formula, and is often ready to start the transition to solid foods. 6 - 8 MONTHS Continue to offer breast milk or formula 3 - 5 times per day. 8 - 12 MONTHS OF AGE Breast milk or formula should be offered three to four times per day at this age. After a baby is 1-year old, whole milk may replace ...Read more


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What are bulimia symptoms?

What are bulimia symptoms?

Bulimia: In bulimia, the person regularly eats large amounts of food with the feeling s/he can't control food intake. There is also purging behavior through avenues like vomiting, diuretics, laxatives, etc. They are extremely worried about their body size and shape. Much more info through the national eating disorders association: http://tinyurl.Com/ospndlu. ...Read more

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How should I treat bulimia?

How should I treat bulimia?

Consult a specialist: In general the treatment of bulimia could consist of a combination of psychotropic medications and psycho therapy and possibly other medical interventions. That needs to be tailored to your specific situation/condition and needs. It is very important that you get a full evaluation by a psychiatrist/therapist who will guide you through the right treatment plan. ...Read more

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How can bulimia be damaging?

How can bulimia be damaging?

Many: Potential weight gain, abdominal pain, bloating, swelling of the hands and feet, chronic sore throat, hoarseness, broken blood vessels in the eyes, swollen cheeks and salivary glands, weakness and dizziness, tooth decay and mouth sores, acid reflux or ulcers, ruptured stomach or esophagus, loss of menstrual periods.Chronic constipation from laxative abuse. ...Read more

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How to know if I have bulimia?

Do you binge/purge?: Bulimia symptoms include eating large amounts of food in a short time (bingeing) and then compensating by purging either by vomiting, using laxatives, over-exercising or restricting. People with bulimia also are preoccupied with their weight and feel a tremendous amount of shame for their behavior, which is often secretive. The good news is that there is help and you can recover from bulimia. ...Read more

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Are there any videos about bulimia?

Many: There are many videos about bulimia if you simply "google" for them. Here's a link to a couple: http://www.Healthyplace.Com/eating-disorders/bulimia-nervosa/bulimia-videos/. ...Read more

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Please explain what are signs of bulimia?

Please explain what are signs of bulimia?

Obsession w food ;: Your body. Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder in which a person binges on food. On average 3, 000 to 5, 000 calories are ingested during a binge. This is usually followed by feeling of guilt ; shame which then leads to attempts to burn calories ; decrease intake. This may come in the form of over-exercising, self- induction of vomiting, taking laxatives or diuretics. ...Read more

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Could bulimia or anoriexia actually work?

Could bulimia or anoriexia actually work?

As a form of weight: Control? Well heres the problem - these conditions can make you very ill ; sometimes lead to death. Once, you have fiddled around with your metabolics enough - you metabolic rate will drops. You will sabotage yourself every which way possible. ...Read more

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What are most worrisome effects of bulimia?

What are most worrisome effects of bulimia?

Electrolytes: If you are vomiting often, you may develop deficiencies in electrolytes which could affect your heart rhythm (at worst) and your general health (best case if this is all). Working with a physician who can monitor these and replete if necessary is important. On a broader scope though, it is a serious eating disorder that is very treatable and your overall quality of life can improve greatly. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I am developing bulimia?

I don't know your: Symptoms. Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder in which a person binges on food. On average 3, 000 to 5, 000 calories are ingested during a binge. This is usually followed by feeling of guilt ; shame which then leads to attempts to burn calories ; decrease intake. This may come in the form of over-exercising, self- induction of vomiting, taking laxatives or diuretics. Recommend psychiatric eval. ...Read more

Malnutrition (Definition)

Refers to the individual that receives either too few nutrients, too many nutrients, an imbalance of nutrients, or due to comorbidities or underlying inherited or acquired diseases, an under or ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bulimia (Definition)

Bulimia nervosa or "bulimia" is a psychiatric 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