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How long can bulimia go unnoticed?

How long can bulimia go unnoticed?

Years: It can go unnoticed for years if people aren't observant. ...Read more

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Bulimia (Definition)

A psychiatric disorder in which a person overeats at a single sitting (binges) and then vomits later to purge himself or herself ...Read more


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How long can bulimia go until death?

How long can bulimia go until death?

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

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How long can chlamydia go unnoticed?

How long can chlamydia go unnoticed?

A Long Time: Chlamydia doesn't always cause symptoms, so it may go unnoticed until you are tested for chlamydia or the infection has spread to other areas of the body. ...Read more

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How long can bulimia go undetected by family?

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How long can bulimia go undetected by family?

Possibly forever: Symptoms that suggest bulimia would include: rapid exit to the bathroom after ingesting meals, dental repairs like enamel erosion, vacillating weight, preoccupation with food, calories, weight, fat phobia, diet pill or laxative usage, etc. ...Read more

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How long can cellulitis go undetected?

How long can cellulitis go undetected?

Not long: If you have cellulitis the infection that is caused by it could produce pain with in hours. ...Read more

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How long can bleeding ulcer go untreated?

How long can bleeding ulcer go untreated?

Bleeding ulcer: Bleeding ulcers require treatment in order to stop the bleeding. The rate of bleeding determines how long some one can weight to be treated. If you are actively bleeding and have blood in your stool you will need immediate treatment. A small ulcer that is only oozing occasionally still requires treatment. Today ulcers can be treated better than ever so don't wait, be well and heal. ...Read more

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How long can chlamydia go undetected?

How long can chlamydia go undetected?

Indefinitely: Although it can infect the cervix causing chronic cervicitis for years, can also ascend into the endometrial (uterine) cavity and out through the tubes causing severe pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) which may hospitalize you and could certainly leave you sterile. That is why it is recommended that all young women, and those at risk, be screened annually. ...Read more

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How long can HIV go undetected?

How long can HIV go undetected?

A long time: Most patients have a viral like illness at the time of infection followed by months or years without any symptoms what so ever. If you have placed yourself at risk the best advice I have is to get tested. ...Read more

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How long can humans go without sleep?

How long can humans go without sleep?

Probably 16 hours: Normal humans can probably go about 16 hours without sleep before their brains and bodies start having unusual symptoms. If forced to stay awake, people can probably make it to 36 hours before extreme sleepiness sets in, but they will be acting a bit strangely. It is hard to imagine one making it past 48 hours without training and conditioning to purposely stay up longer. ...Read more

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How long can a PID go undetected?

How long can a PID go undetected?

For months and years: Especially chlamydia infections can make so subtle symptoms that women don't see a doctor, and may be diagnosed when the damage is done: scarred fallopian tubes that set them up for tubal pregnancies or not being able to get pregnant at all. ...Read more

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How long can cellulitus go undected?

How long can cellulitus go undected?

Cellulitis: Cellulitis generally refers to infection of skin and underlying tissue. It manifests as redness, swelling and pain that is usually easy for your doctor to detect on examination. If undetected or untreated the infection can become very serious. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long can leukemia go unnoticed (before you end up in a hospital for symptoms)?

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Can you tell me how long can leukemia go unnoticed (before you end up in a hospital for symptoms)?

Varies: The interval from the disease occurrence to noticeable symptoms can vary widely function of the type of leukemia. For example, in cases of acute leukemia, this interval can be very short (days or weeks), whereas in cases of chronic leukemia this interval may be as long as many years. If a concern for leukemia exists, consultation with the primary care physician or a hematologist is recommended. ...Read more

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How long can it take to get over anorexia?

How long can it take to get over anorexia?

Anorexia: Depends on chronicity & if in treatment. With good support system & proper intervention, usually by late adulthood or middle age, it subsides. ...Read more

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How long can PID go untreated before causing infertility?

How long can PID go untreated before causing infertility?

Depends : It is difficult to say who will get infertility after pid - of course the sooner it's caught - the better but even when it's caught early it can still cause problems. ...Read more

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How long can someone go without their thyroid med?

How long can someone go without their thyroid med?

1 week: 1 week after stopping thyroid meds you will start to get symptoms and your thyroid blood level will become abnormal. Make sure you take your thyroid meds regularly. Keep your thyroid meds next to your tooth brush to remind you to take every morning regularly at the same time. ...Read more

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How long can you live with untreated aneurysm?

How long can you live with untreated aneurysm?

Difficult to say: The risk of complications from aortic aneurysm is variable. Many factors, including size, symptoms, BP management, ..... All influence the likelihood of having a complication. For aneurysms greater than 6 cm in diameter, rupture occurrs at 3.7% per year, rupture or dissection at 6.9% per year, death at 11.8%, and death, rupture, or dissection at 15.6% per year. This risk increases with size. ...Read more

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Costochondritis takes how long to go away?

Costochondritis takes how long to go away?

Costochondritis: No set time frame. Last days to weeks or months. ...Read more

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How long can bulimia go unnoticed?

Years: It can go unnoticed for years if people aren't observant. ...Read more

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How long can bulimia go until death?

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

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How long can bulimia go undetected by family?

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Possibly forever: Symptoms that suggest bulimia would include: rapid exit to the bathroom after ingesting meals, dental repairs like enamel erosion, vacillating weight, preoccupation with food, calories, weight, fat phobia, diet pill or laxative usage, etc. ...Read more

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How long can someone live with bulimia?

How long can someone live with bulimia?

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

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How long does it take to get sick of bulimia?

How long does it take to get sick of bulimia?

Unsure: Bulimia is a life threatening disease. Some people struggle with it for many years. There are self-help groups if you cannot afford a professional. I suggest you contact a mental health professional. ...Read more

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What are the long term health effects of bulimia?

What are the long term health effects of bulimia?

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

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How long does the recovery from bed and bulimia usually take?

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How long does the recovery from bed and bulimia usually take?

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 bulimia cause long-term hypoglycemia?

Can bulimia cause long-term hypoglycemia?

Yes: Eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia can have negative effects on all body systems and are among some of the more well-known causes of hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of bulimia?

What are the long term effects of bulimia?

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

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How long does bulimia take to harm your body?

How long does bulimia take to harm your body?

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 more

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What are short term and long term effects of bulimia?

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

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How long can it take to notice adverse affects and damage from bulimia?

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

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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

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Bulimia bloating, how long till swelling goes down?

Bulimia bloating, how long till swelling goes down?

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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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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What effects would anorexia or bulimia nervosa have on the long-term health of a woman?

What effects would anorexia or bulimia nervosa have on the long-term health of a woman?

Malnutrition: Both of these disorders are known to cause malnutrition, which can be life threatenting. There are other health consequences as well, but they depend on individual circumstances. ...Read more

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How long does it take to become bulimia? If someone tells a 14 year old that she is fat one time, can she turn into a bulimia at that second and go throw up and could the child loose 5 lbs because she thrown up?How long does it take to become bulimia can

How long does it take to become bulimia? If someone tells a 14 year old that she is fat one time, can she turn into a bulimia at that second and go throw up and could the child loose 5 lbs because she thrown up?How long does it take to become bulimia can

Bulimia : Bulimia is part of a spectrum of eating disorders. Unlike anorexia, in which the person does not eat an adequate amount of food, bulimic patients eat more normally but then force themselves to vomit to avoid absorbing the calories. Some people also abuse laxatives in an attempt to make the nutrients "pass through" their system to avoid absorbing the calories. In all cases, the end result is malnutrition, which can be extremely damaging. A bulimic patient will also damage his or her esophagus and teeth (because of acids from the stomach) and can get lung infections from getting vomit into the airways. No one becomes bulimic as the result of a single comment, though one comment might push a person toward an eating disorder if the tendency was already there or if other factors were also causing emotional distress. This is not an isolated issue, but one simply one part of a person's overall environment and condition. Furthermore, one does not treat bulimia simply by saying, "don't do that anymore." instead, it takes counseling that addresses the patient's overall health and outlook, as well as his or her social environment. Bulima and anorexia are not safe or effective ways to control weight. And, no, throwing up one time (or a dozen times) will not reduce a person's weight by 5 pounds. Weight loss requires a healthy diet and a healthy amount of exercise. This girl should see her doctor and discuss with him or her a healthy program of weight loss. She should also let him know if she is thinking about or has used vomiting as a form of weight loss. It's not something to be ashamed of, and if the doctor knows about it, he or she can establish an overall treatment plan that is safer, more effective, and which better encompasses the psychosocial issues the child is facing. ...Read more

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How long does it take for bulimia to affect your teeth?

How long does it take for bulimia to affect your teeth?

Not long: Not too long. You need to seek medical care as soon as possible. The acid from your stomach will erode the teeth and make them fragile. ...Read more

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