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How Long Can Bulimia Go Undetected By Family
Be candid: Encourage you to be candid about the fact that you have an eating disorder. The degree to which you share can be tailored depending on how close you are to the person and what part they will play in your recovery plan. Hopefully you are working with a behavioral health provider and have had a complete medical evaluation. These are essential to your recovery. Take care. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No specifc time: The problems associated with bulimia are dependent on the type of bulimia, its effect on the body's metabolism and general health of the sufferer. People due die from severe metabolic changes their body endure due to bulimia. Others have medical problems but do not die. They suffer from a very difficult chronic eating disorder. The most important advice is to obtain treatment. ...Read more
It depends: A person with bulimia nervosa could die suddenly at anytime due to several things. One could be a tear between the esophagus and the stomach causing something called a mallory-weiss tear and they could quickly bleed to death. Another likely cause of sudden death could be from heart failure caused by an imbalance in what are known as electrolytes. There's a 25% mortality rate for untreated bulimia. ...Read more
Depends: It is important in the short-term to seek help via your primary physician and a psychiatrist or therapist experienced with eating disorders. Some basic laboratories and often an upper GI scope "EGD" are reasonable options depending on the severity / frequency / duration of any purging. Please do not hesitate to share your struggles with you doctor. You are not alone and treatment is available. ...Read more
Many health effects: Bulimia impacts health in many ways, including electrolyte imbalance which can lead to cardiac arrhythmias and death, esophageal inflammation ; tears, swollen salivary glands, tooth decay, hormonal disruption, and more. Depression often accompanies this condition. The good news: it can be treated. For a more inclusive run-down: http://tinyurl.Com/mm5s4m5 and http://tinyurl.Com/34sc4p. ...Read more
Varies: That depends on the frequency/severity. BN can cause electrolyte imbalances that may lead to heart failure, as well as esophageal and gastric ruptures, all of which may be fatal. Other medical complications for bulimia include bone loss, osteoporosis, dehydration, kidney disease, anemia and low white cell counts, which lowers the immune system and creates vulnerability to disease and infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Short term- weight loss, tooth enamel erosion from stomach acid, esophageal ulcers, nuitritional and electrolyte imbalances and skipped periods. Long term- no menses, cardiac irregular heartbeats that could result in cardiac arrest and death and, kidney failure from severe dehydration. ...Read more
It depends: That is the right answer. For different reasons (your body tolerance, coexisting personal/familial tendencies and characteristics etc) your esophagus may break the first episode, or no damage (almost) at all after years. Also, the magnitude of the episodes count into the equation. It depends of all this and other factors. ...Read more
What causes episodes of gastroparesis when you have Bulimia? And how long does it take to stop happening after you recover?
Medical supervision : Please see your doctor, such symptoms may need medical supervision to avoid complications. ...Read more
It depends: If you are bingeing and purging, yet feeling full, it usually takes 48 hours, but can vary depending on how quickly food moves through your GI track. If you have abused laxatives, it can vary from 24 hours to 4 or more days. ...Read more
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