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Can bulimia cause weight loss?

Can bulimia cause weight loss?

It can: But only because it's dangerous and medically harmful to your body. Check w/your psychiatrist if you have an eating disorder. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,932 doctors shared insights

Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I got gastroparesis involuntarily vomit daily. Family thinks bulimia I'm concerned abt my weight loss but starting to ? My self can I be and not know

Are you asking: if you could have bulimia and not know it? That is possible. I have treated some bulimic patients who got to the point where they could vomit after eating without putting fingers down throat. Gastroparesis isn't bulimia. But it you are concerned that you might have an eating disorder - please let your doctor know so that you can be further evaluated. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm 23, not sexually active &just got my period again(or spotting?)after2weeks. Can this be my bulimia(w significant weight loss)or something else?

I'm 23, not sexually active &just got my period again(or spotting?)after2weeks. Can this be my bulimia(w significant weight loss)or something else?

Yes it could: Bulimia is a serious medical complications. It causes havoc on your system. It changes your hormones and makes them imbalanced and this can lead to irregular periods. The irregular periods you are experiencing now is not what you should be focusing on. Please seek help for your eating disorder as this can become a life-threatening situation. ...Read more

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I need your expertise, is bulimia a good way to lose weight?

I need your expertise, is bulimia a good way to lose weight?

No: Bulimia is life threatening and can cause a potassium deficiency that could make your heart to go into ventricular fibrillation leading to an early death. Think of better ways to lose weight or your might lose more than just the weight! talk to your primary care doctor or a nutritionist about some easy ways to shed some pounds! stay safe! ...Read more

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Wishing to lose weight but fear bulimia again?

Weight loss is safe: Be sure your goal is to eat healthy food and not just to lose weight. Eating small, frequent well-balanced meals and exercising are often enough to realize weight loss. The weight loss should be slow and steady. You are trying to create a new awareness of food and why you eat. Changing your relationship with food will add to your overall sense of well-being and happiness. ...Read more

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Whats better to lose weight, anorexia or bulimia?

Whats better to lose weight, anorexia or bulimia?

Both: Are actually related to biochemical changes in brain. They are both potentially lethal so you would not want either. ...Read more

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In cases of bulimia do you tend to lose weight quickly?

In cases of bulimia do you tend to lose weight quickly?

No-- can gain: Often bulimics are normal to slightly-overweight. It is a life-threatening, ineffective weight loss plan. ...Read more

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I am a former bulimic and I am losing weight quite fast without practicing bulimia is that normal?

I am a former bulimic and I am losing weight quite fast without practicing bulimia is that  normal?

Not sure: Weight loss may come by limiting food intake, exercising, taking certain drugs, gastric surgery procedures -- and also temporarily via laxatives or diuretics. None of these are "practicing bulimia, " but they vary in healthfulness and sustainability. Certain medical illnesses can cause rapid weight loss also. It would be helpful to check in with your physician about what's happening with you. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...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