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How has my life expectancy been shortened by my eating disorder?

Eating disorder

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You have not shared any information about your eating disorder, and there are different types with different risks. Both anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa can cause death -- especially if diuretics and laxatives are also being used. Binge eating alone without purging may take longer to die, but can eventually result in death.
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What are the causes of bulimia?

Several causes

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Bulimia is a multifactorial disorder, causes include genetic, psychological, biological, social and environmental. Eating disorders are a phenomenon of newer world with pressures from TV, movies and stress of maintaining body shape.
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Dr. Evan M. Altman answered:

How is bulimia detectable?

Signs of behavior

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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.
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Dr. Adarsh Gupta answered:

What is bulimia?

Eating Disorder

Vomiting
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 causes bulimia in someone?

Unknown

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Bulimia remains a mystery in terms of underlying causes. There almost certainly is a social aspect--goes back to Roman times where vomiting was an expected part of feasts, and is more prevalent when social standards value extreme thinness. However, why it becomes a compulsive habit in some and not others remains unclear, as does the robust reduction in purging antidepressants can produce.
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I feel like I'm developing bulimia ?

Get help early!

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I would encourage you to notify your physician so that s/he can evaluate you. Psychological/ psychiatric assesment may also be warranted. Take good care of YOU.
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What are signs of being bulimia?

Binge and purge

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Bulimia requires the presence of episodes of binge eating, which has to do with eating large quantities of food within a short period of time. Also, there are behaviors wich focus on trying to get rid of these calories as quickly as possible through self-induced vomiting, excessive laxative use, or other efforts and "purging" the calories that have been eaten.
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Dr. Vikas Duvvuri answered:

What defines bulimia?

See below

Bulimia
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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What is bulimia?

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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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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