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Do anorexics or bulimia get more sympathy from others?

Do anorexics or bulimia get more sympathy from others?

Sadly: I don't know if you mean which person gets the most sympathy? Someone with bulimia or someone with anorexia? If that is your question, why would it matter? It shouldn't. We are all sad when our patients die, and feel bad for their families. ...Read more

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Bulimia (Definition)

Apsychiatric 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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How to get a better understanding of anorexia and bulimia?

Web sites: American medical or psychiatric sites, web md or even wikipedia. Also just type these in on searches and you will get all the info you want. Be careful only to read from what seems to be reputable sites. ...Read more

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What do you think I should do to get over anorexia / bulimia?

What do you think I should do to get over anorexia / bulimia?

Therapy and meds: You could recommend they see a therapist for psychotherapy, particularly dialectical behavioral therapy (dbt), as well as possible an antidepressant for relief of depression and anxiety. If the depression and anxiety is relieved, sometimes that can help with comorbid eating disorders, but they are notoriously difficulty to treat. A support group may also be helpful. ...Read more

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Can you get stretch marks after you recover from bulimia or anorexia?

Can you get stretch marks after you recover from bulimia or anorexia?

Striae distensae : Symptoms due to starvation in anorexia nervosa, restrictive type, can include striae distensae. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of food obsession? From pro anorexia to bulimia. I have try phsychotherapy but didn't help me

How can I get rid of food obsession? From pro anorexia to bulimia. I have try phsychotherapy but didn't help me

Overeaters Anonymous: Just as with other addictions, there is no "cure, " but there is recovery. Overeaters anonymous is based on the principles of alcoholics anonymous. Oa is not just for binge eaters, many with anorexia or bulimia find help there as well. Check www.Oa.Org for meetings in your area and more information. ...Read more

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What is the liklihood that i will be able to get pregnant and carry a baby to full term naturally? I am 24 and i struggled with anorexia and bulimia thruoghout high school. I also have internal bruising and scaring/bleeding from an abusive family that wil

What is the liklihood that i will be able to get pregnant and carry a baby to full term naturally? I am 24 and i struggled with anorexia and bulimia thruoghout high school. I also have internal bruising and scaring/bleeding from an abusive family that wil

Your : Your concerns are understandable. I am sorry that you have gone through all of this. Prior to becoming pregnant, please see a high-risk OB or perinatologist and be sure that you are at an optimum nutritional status to get pregnant. Also please tell them of the past concerns. They will be able to address this. They may want to do blood work prior to pregnancy. If you haven't had counseling, please address this as well. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Could you tell me difference between anorexic and bulimia?

Could you tell me difference between anorexic and bulimia?

Eating DO: Anorexia is mostly restricting food intake. Bulimia is binging/purging. They can coexist (bulimarexia). ...Read more

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What is bulimia vs anorexia?

What is bulimia vs anorexia?

Often mixed up: People often mistakenly believe that if you purge (vomit) you have bulimia, but you could have the purging form of anorexia. In general, people with bulimia are of average or higher than average weight. For more details see my lengthy blog and answers on this exact subject at www.Kartiniclinic.Com and click on "kartini blog, " see "most popular blogs". The subject can be complex. ...Read more

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Is bulimia or anorexia more dangerous?

Is bulimia or anorexia more dangerous?

Both can be fatal: Anorexia is harder to miss, because of the severe weight loss; the effective starvation impairs functions of a lot of body organs. Many with bulimia look fine weight-wise but are abusing their bodies with purging and vomiting, both of which can cause body chemistry problems, sometimes bad enough to be fatal; vomiting can destroy teeth and cause other stomach problems. ...Read more

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Difference between anorexia and bulimia?

Difference between anorexia and bulimia?

Eating DO: Anorexia is mostly restricting food intake. Bulimia is binging/purging. They can coexist (bulimarexia). ...Read more

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Is anorexia or bulimia worse in long term?

Is anorexia or bulimia worse in long term?

You don't want: Either one! both do horrendous this to your body! ...Read more

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How to know if I have bulimia or anorexia?

How to know if I have bulimia or anorexia?

5 signs to watch for: You may have an eating disorder if you answer yes to two or more of the following: 1) do you force yourself to vomit because you're uncomfortably full? 2) do you worry that you've lost control over how much you eat? 3) have you lost >14 lbs in a 3 month period? 4) do you believe you're fat when others think you are too thin? 5) does thinking about food dominate your life? (from aarp magazine). ...Read more

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How does Anorexia/Bulimia affect your body?

How does Anorexia/Bulimia affect your body?

Destroys the body: Because bulimia/anorexia becomes a nutritional "nightmare" the body suffers from self destruction. The extra stomach acid eats away at the esophagus, teeth and mouth lining(buccal mucosa). The body starts to use vital muscles for energy after the fat and glucose have been dissipated. Emaciation occurs with electrolyte abnormalities which can result in cardiac arrest and death. ...Read more

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I need to know what is anorexia and bulimia?

I need to know what is anorexia and bulimia?

Eating disorders: Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are both eating disorders. Anorexics severely restrict food, and bulimics may both binge on food and then vomit many times a day. This can cause many physical problems such as esophageal and stomach injury, tooth decay, dehydration, electrolyte depletion, cardiac arrhythmia, and even death. Sometimes laxatives are used also, which worsens things in both conditions. ...Read more

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How can one recover from anorexia and bulimia?

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How can one recover from anorexia and bulimia?

Eating DO's: Work on self image/self esteem issues with a therapist experienced with cognitive behavior therapy for eating disorders. Prognosis is favorable with committment to years of therapy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about purging/anorexics/bulimia?

Can you tell me about purging/anorexics/bulimia?

Symptoms overlap: Anorexia requires that a person be significantly underweight. Often bulimics are normal weight, or even overweight. Both anorexia and bulimia may involve binging and purging, so this does not differentiate the two. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have both anorexia and bulimia?

Is it possible to have both anorexia and bulimia?

Yes it is: Anorexics severely restrict food, and bulimics may both binge on food and then vomit many times a day. It's possible to both food restrict and vomit. This leads to many physical problems including esophageal and stomach injury, tooth decay, dehydration, electrolyte depletion, cardiac arrhythmia, and even death. Sometimes laxatives are used also, which worsens things in both conditions. ...Read more

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What is the difference betweem bulimia and anorexia?

What is the difference betweem bulimia and anorexia?

Eating DO: Anorexia is mostly restricting food intake. Bulimia is binging/purging. They can coexist (bulimarexia). ...Read more