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Could you tell me what are some bulimia side effects ?

Could you tell me what are some bulimia side effects ?

Purging type: Recurrent excessive eating followed misuse of laxatives, water pills, enemas or causing one to vomit. Side effects of vomiting include rotting teeth, enlarged salivary glands, inflammation of the esophagus, dehydration ; misuse of laxatives etc cause dehydration with low potassium, low magnesium, cardiac irregularities, loss of consciousness, pancreatitis, seizures, and death get help asap. ...Read more

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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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What are some of the side effects of bulimia?

What are some of the side effects of bulimia?

Side effects: A short list would be rupture of the esphagus from induced vomitting, low potassium from vomiting and weakening of the tooth enamel from the stomach acid.There are more, the most serious is death. Psychological risks are a worsening of the condition and not treating co-morbid depression and anxiety. A more complete list requires professional consultation. ...Read more

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What side effects can develop from having bulimia (i'm not bulimic just wondering)?

What side effects can develop from having bulimia (i'm not bulimic just wondering)?

See below: It can lead to chemical imbalances in the body as well as doing signficant damage to teeth. Bulimia can make your quite ill. ...Read more

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What are some of the detrimental physical & psychological side effects of bulimia nervosa?

Side effects: A short list would be rupture of the esphagus from induced vomitting, low potassium from vomiting and weakening of the tooth enamel from the stomach acid.There are more, the most serious is death. Psychological risks are a worsening of the condition and not treating co-morbid depression and anxiety. A more complete list requires professional consultation. ...Read more

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How often can you have to self-induce vomit to start seeing side effects of bulimia?

How often can you have to self-induce vomit to start seeing side effects of bulimia?

Not sure.: This undoubtedly varies across people and depends in part on extent of vomiting. It's a bit like asking how many cigarettes are too many. In both cases, the answer is, the sooner you seek help, the more likely you are to get over the problem and avoide later complications. Trying to limit yourself to one self-induced vomiting a week is definitely not the answer. ...Read more

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The side effects of being a bilimic are what kinds of things?

The side effects of being a bilimic are what kinds of things?

Bulimia is harmful: Bulimia nervosa ("bulimia") is an eating disorder involving binge eating followed by inappropriate compensatory behavior (such as self-induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives, diuretics, enemas, fasting, or excessive exercise, etc.). Many physical conditions result from the purging aspect of the illness: e.g., electrolyte imbalances, gastrointestinal problems, and oral and tooth-related problems. ...Read more

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Side effects of pills?

Too vague: A question. Different pills/meds have different effects as well side effects. ...Read more

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What are side effects of gin?

What are side effects of gin?

Same as any alcohol: Less likely to cause hangover, but causes the same liver inflammation, scarring and damage as any other form of alcohol, as well as damage to esophagus, stomach, pancreas. Also can be toxic to the heart, the immune system, the bone marrow (which makes our blood components), impairing our ability to fight infections and our general immune system. PLUS, it causes many kinds of cancers. ...Read more