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Please explain what are the challenges people with anorexia and bulimia face?

Please explain what are the challenges people with anorexia and bulimia face?

Eating disorders: Please refer to the following website. It will give you a good overview of the conditions but also links to other sites that will make for very good reading for you to educate yourself about eating disorders. www.allaboutcounseling.com/library/eating-disorders a common challenge. We all must eat to live, and yet for that very reason eating has become a focus for many of our most complex life. ...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


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I have bulimia, my is face swelling, what's happening?

I have bulimia, my is face swelling, what's happening?

See your doctor.: Swelling could be caused by many things such as an allergic reaction, heart disease, lung disease or kidney problems. Electrolyte disturbances or water retention can cause swelling and maybe caused by some drugs or medications. In addition, people who have low levels of protein in their circulation may have swelling of their soft tissues. It is best to see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some physical symptoms of bulimia (like on your face)?

Usually None But: 1. Bilateral parotid enlargement 2. If they vomit-cavities, loss of enamel, gum disease, erosions on the lingual surface 3. Russell sign: callosities, scarring, and abrasions on the knuckles from inducing vomiting 4. Dry skin or acne, nail changes, and diffuse hair loss. ...Read more

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What is bulimia?

What is bulimia?

Eating Disorder: Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder involving periods of overeating followed by purging, sometimes through self-induced vomiting or using laxatives. ...Read more

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What is bulimia?

What is bulimia?

Bulimia: Bulimia is an illness which involves at least twice weekly consumption of large quantity of calories followed by compensatory behavior to "lose"/make up for those calories (purging/laxative/excessive exercise/restriction). As an eating disorder specialist, i believe it is primariy an anxiety disorder coped with by addictive body image/food behaviors initiated by feeling a lack of control in life. ...Read more

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What defines bulimia?

What defines bulimia?

See below: Bulimia nervosa presents with uncontrolled bingeing followed by purging or other behaviors to compensate for food intake. The loss of electrolytes can cause death. ...Read more

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How common is bulimia?

How common is bulimia?

2.3%: A 2009 nimh study found the lifetime prevalence of bulimia nervosa was 2.3%, with  a peak age of incidence between 16-20 years. ...Read more

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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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How is bulimia detectable?

How is bulimia detectable?

Signs of behavior: I think you are asking for evidence/signs of purging behaviors in patients. The person is very concerned about weight. Because of forced vomiting could be acrid smelling breath and tooth enamel eroded/brown due to stomach acid; knuckle calluses or worn away finger nails from forced gagging. Lots of empty laxative containers, visits to the bathroom or disappearances after eating, weight shifts. ...Read more