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Doctor insights on: How Often Do People Die From Bulimia If They Have Heart Conidtion

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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


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How can bulimia cause heart attacks?

How can  bulimia cause heart attacks?

Usually Electrolytes: The common cause of heart attacks and cardiac abnormalities found with bulimia is due to major changes in the body's electrolyte balance secondary to binging and purging (vomiting, laxatives, diet pills, etc). Such behaviors alter electrolytes like potassium, sodium and chloride which regulate the heart muscles to function. Also a dysregulation of the autonomic stress-response system takes place. ...Read more

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What to do if i thought that bulimia was supposed to increase heart rate, so why is mine low at 64 bpm?

What to do if i thought that bulimia was supposed to increase heart rate, so why is mine low at 64 bpm?

Low HR may be caused: People with eating disorder may have a low heart rate. Also patient may have cadio-inhibitory syndrome / vasodepressor which might cause a slow heart rate also. If you have symptoms this should be evaluated my a cardiologist / electrophysiologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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How likely is having a heart attack caused by bulimia?

How likely is having a heart attack caused by bulimia?

Very little: Bulimia has not been known to be associated with heart attacks. Common causes for heart attacks are hypertension, obesity, smoking, diabetes and a sedentary lifestyle, and genetic predisposition. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could get a heart attack from bulimia?

Can you tell me if i could get a heart attack from bulimia?

Define"heart attack": The constant loss of stomach contents can eventually lead to various metabolic changes in your blood. At some point you can make create an electrolyte disturbance that can lead to a rhythm or heart beat abnormality and kill you. You might also starve the heart muscle of needed glucose and other factors and injure the heart. This is not the traditional heart attack, but your heart could fail. ...Read more

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Can bulimia cause you to have a heart attack if you're a teen?

Can bulimia cause you to have a heart attack if you're a teen?

Not usually: Not unless you have a predisposition to heart disease but it all depends on how bulimic you are and how far you stretch the biological necessities of survival. ...Read more

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After recovering from two years of anorexia and bulimia, how can I improve my heart condition?

After recovering from two years of anorexia and bulimia, how can I improve my heart condition?

Continue therapy : Psychologist/psychiatrist to avoid relapse. Eat well daily with adequate amount of proteins, exercise, avoid alcohol, smoking and stress. Develop a good network of friends and family. Enjoy life even when times are though. My personal opinion, very personal, allow god in your life( pray and congregate). Good luck. ...Read more

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Can bulimia cause heart palpitations?

Indirectly: Since this process often leads to a change in a persons metabolism, and the balance of ions in their blood, it can set someone up for death due to a heart rhythm disturbance. In fact, it is one of the most worrisome features of the collection of anorexia,bulimia, and similar disorders. ...Read more

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Are intermittent head pain, cold hands and feet, and heart arrhythmia caused by bulimia?

Are intermittent head pain, cold hands and feet, and heart arrhythmia caused by bulimia?

Yes it could dehydr: Fluid and electrolity imbalance can lead to shock and even death from heart irregilarity for your own sake drink electrolyte solution like gatoraide and balance your diet. ...Read more

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How often do people die on the table during heart operation?

How often do people die on the table during heart operation?

Depends: It depends on the age , type of heart surgery, condition of the heart going into the surgery, presence or absence of lung, kidney and liver disease, age and physical condition. In most routine heart surgeries the chance of dying is less than 2%. Surgery is generally not considered if risk is over 8 to 10%. ...Read more