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Dr. Alan H. Ali answered:

How can I prevent bulimia from taking over my life?

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Seek professional help. Counseling thru Cognitive Behavior therapy is beneficial.
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What to do if I feel like my anorexia and bulimia Are controlling my life, help?

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Professional help is necessary .i would also recommend the book t"the diet cure".
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My life is seriously a mess right now. Anxiety and bi-polar & bulimia issues. What can I do?

Dont give up.

Each of those 3 illnesses can really disrupt your life and having all three together is a serious challenge. Anxiety and Bipolar can both benefit greatly from the proper meds if managed by a good psychiatrist. Bulimia will likely require some individual or group therapy to improve. Sometimes bulimia will improve when the other two illnesses are treated properly.
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i have bulimia for 8 years. what can happen to me?can i prevent getting complications?i've accepted my sickness as a way of life

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Bulimia tends to really mess up your biochemistry and cause serious problems. A therapist or (better yet) a eating disorders program can save your life. Go !
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Dr. Adarsh Gupta answered:

What is bulimia?

Eating Disorder

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Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder involving periods of overeating followed by purging, sometimes through self-induced vomiting or using laxatives
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What is bulimia?

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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.
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Dr. Vikas Duvvuri answered:

What defines bulimia?

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Bulimia nervosa presents with uncontrolled bingeing followed by purging or other behaviors to compensate for food intake. The loss of electrolytes can cause death.
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How common is bulimia?

2.3%

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A 2009 NIMH study found the lifetime prevalence of bulimia nervosa was 2.3%, with  a peak age of incidence between 16-20 years.
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how to recover bulimia?

Psychodynamic

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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.
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Is bulimia an addiction?

No

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Bulimia is an eating disorder. Suggest Nutrition and Psychology assessment and counseling
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