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Doctor insights on: Is Anorexia Worse Or Bulimia Worse For Your Body In The Long Term

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Anorexia Nervosa (Definition)

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder in which a person refuses to maintain a normal body weight, has a fear of being fat, and significantly misperceives their body weight or shape. People with anorexia tend to be female (about 90%). Patients are unaware that their preoccupation with weight is abnormal. They tend to see their low weight as an achievement, which limits ...Read more


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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 does Anorexia/Bulimia affect your body?

How does Anorexia/Bulimia affect your body?

Destroys the body: Because bulimia/anorexia becomes a nutritional "nightmare" the body suffers from self destruction. The extra stomach acid eats away at the esophagus, teeth and mouth lining(buccal mucosa). The body starts to use vital muscles for energy after the fat and glucose have been dissipated. Emaciation occurs with electrolyte abnormalities which can result in cardiac arrest and death. ...Read more

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When it comes to my academic performance, which is worse anorexia or bulimia?

Both: Anorexia and bulimia are both eating disorders that causes people to obsess about their weight and the food they eat. These problems may have many potential complications the worse being death. If you have anorexia or bulimia please see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Is EDNOS less important/severe then anorexia or bulimia? Being diagnosed with it recently kinda made me feel worse.

Is EDNOS less important/severe then anorexia or bulimia?  Being diagnosed with it recently kinda made me feel worse.

EDNOS is an eating..: ...disorder that doesn't fit the exact criteria for either anorexia nervosa or bulimia, but it's just as serious a health threat. You're fortunate that it was diagnosed; a proper diagnosis is the first step in recovery. While the treatment is complicated & multi-faceted, your chances of recovery are good as long as you get the treatment you need. Please stick with it! Dr. Anne ...Read more

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What is bulimia vs anorexia?

Often mixed up: People often mistakenly believe that if you purge (vomit) you have bulimia, but you could have the purging form of anorexia. In general, people with bulimia are of average or higher than average weight. For more details see my lengthy blog and answers on this exact subject at www.Kartiniclinic.Com and click on "kartini blog, " see "most popular blogs". The subject can be complex. ...Read more

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Is bulimia or anorexia more dangerous?

Is bulimia or anorexia more dangerous?

Both can be fatal: Anorexia is harder to miss, because of the severe weight loss; the effective starvation impairs functions of a lot of body organs. Many with bulimia look fine weight-wise but are abusing their bodies with purging and vomiting, both of which can cause body chemistry problems, sometimes bad enough to be fatal; vomiting can destroy teeth and cause other stomach problems. ...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