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How To Become Bulimic
Exercise, eat, sleep: Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person nor his doctor can do to increase height beyond his natural destiny. ...Read more
Anorexics starve: Themselves over a period of time. They do eat, but avoid eating enough to be healthy. Bulimics eat then purge the food they eat or use laxatives to try to avoid gaining weight. It is a very dangerous disease which often people hide from their husbands, parents and other family members for quite a while. If you suspect that you or someone close to you has bulimia, get professional help asap. ...Read more
By not eating: It is a type of eating disorder where patients are obsessed by weight and have dysmoprhic body syndrome (think you look fat even though your body mass index is <20 and you look like a prison camp survivor). Many abuse diuretics and laxatives and exercise compulsively. This is a serious psychiatric problem that can lead to severe medical complications and death. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exercise, eat, sleep: Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person nor his doctor can do to increase height. In rare cases, growth hormone is approved for use in younger, extremely short kids. ...Read more
Patience...: Be married first. Then decide whether or not to have children right away. If "yes", stop birth control methods, and be sure to have sex once or twice a day during the most fertile days. The fertile days are about 5 days before ovulation, through 2 days after ovulation. One can estimate that ovulation happens 14 days BEFORE the start of the next period (easier to do if having regular periods). ...Read more
Why do you ask?: Every man and many women have some special, unexplainable thing that's a turn-on. Often these are fun. If it's something you don't want, focus on expanding your sexual repertoire through experimenting and communicating, and learn to be a good lover without. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is an option, and especially, focusing on the greatest goal of sexuality -- a really loving relationship. ...Read more
Anorexia: Is decrease sensation of appetite. Symptoms depend on cause of anorexia, for example anorexia nervosa which cause binging, purging, amenorrhea, fatigue, swollen joints, hair loss, etc. Etiology unknown in most cases of eating disorders, but genetics, environmental, psychological & medical factors can attribute. ...Read more
You should not: Vomiting food can result in many problems - among them malnutrition, tooth enamel loss (and eventually tooth loss), burning of the esophagus, etc. You should try to work with your PCP or perhaps a professional in behavioral health to figure out healthier ways to meet your weight goals. ...Read more
Fair means what?: Do you mean honest? Do you mean treating people with fairness? Are you being unkind in some way and others are pointing out that unkindness? Are your expectations so high for yourself and others that no one, including yourself, can meet them and that's unfair?Have you asked others how you could be more fair (including to yourself again)? Talk to folks, better yet get counseling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just one use is enou: Some people get addicted just by experimenting while some don't depends on the response from brain - so best is to say no to experimenting drugs. I saw a girl who used stimulant once and developed seizures lost her balance now have poor memory - so once is also dangerous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stretch: I would warm up with a light 10-15 minute walk to loosen the muscles and get the blood flowing. Stretching exercises are most effective after you are "warmed up". There are many great exercises to improve flexibility. These depend on what areas you are trying to work on. I would recommend seeing a physical therapist or licensed personal trainer to learn proper technique. ...Read more
Not sure but....: Addiction has to do with your genetic make up, life experiences, peer pressure, access to the agent, having psychiatric disorders like depression, anxiety. Cocaine being a powerful agent can give the user an unusually high level of joy and ecstasy (especially in the beginning) that your brain will want to re experience the sensation, over and over again. ...Read more
Fear, Judge, Starve: They get trapped living a life of fear in which they come to view food as their enemy. They let others' & their own harsh judgments of their weight/body rule their lives. And yes, they starve themselves - though they wouldn't dare think of starving another person or creature. And by starving, they risk suffering malnutrition; failure of heart, brain & other organs; & premature death. ...Read more
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