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Can bulimia cause weight loss?

Can bulimia cause weight loss?

It can: But only because it's dangerous and medically harmful to your body. Check w/your psychiatrist if you have an eating disorder. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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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

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I'm 23, not sexually active &just got my period again(or spotting?)after2weeks. Can this be my bulimia(w significant weight loss)or something else?

I'm 23, not sexually active &just got my period again(or spotting?)after2weeks. Can this be my bulimia(w significant weight loss)or something else?

Yes it could: Bulimia is a serious medical complications. It causes havoc on your system. It changes your hormones and makes them imbalanced and this can lead to irregular periods. The irregular periods you are experiencing now is not what you should be focusing on. Please seek help for your eating disorder as this can become a life-threatening situation. ...Read more

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I need your expertise, is bulimia a good way to lose weight?

I need your expertise, is bulimia a good way to lose weight?

No: Bulimia is life threatening and can cause a potassium deficiency that could make your heart to go into ventricular fibrillation leading to an early death. Think of better ways to lose weight or your might lose more than just the weight! talk to your primary care doctor or a nutritionist about some easy ways to shed some pounds! stay safe! ...Read more

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Wishing to lose weight but fear bulimia again?

Weight loss is safe: Be sure your goal is to eat healthy food and not just to lose weight. Eating small, frequent well-balanced meals and exercising are often enough to realize weight loss. The weight loss should be slow and steady. You are trying to create a new awareness of food and why you eat. Changing your relationship with food will add to your overall sense of well-being and happiness. ...Read more

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Whats better to lose weight, anorexia or bulimia?

Whats better to lose weight, anorexia or bulimia?

Both: Are actually related to biochemical changes in brain. They are both potentially lethal so you would not want either. ...Read more

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In cases of bulimia do you tend to lose weight quickly?

In cases of bulimia do you tend to lose weight quickly?

No-- can gain: Often bulimics are normal to slightly-overweight. It is a life-threatening, ineffective weight loss plan. ...Read more

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I am a former bulimic and I am losing weight quite fast without practicing bulimia is that normal?

I am a former bulimic and I am losing weight quite fast without practicing bulimia is that  normal?

Not sure: Weight loss may come by limiting food intake, exercising, taking certain drugs, gastric surgery procedures -- and also temporarily via laxatives or diuretics. None of these are "practicing bulimia, " but they vary in healthfulness and sustainability. Certain medical illnesses can cause rapid weight loss also. It would be helpful to check in with your physician about what's happening with you. ...Read more

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For what length of time does it take to lose weight by bulimia?

For what length of time does it take to lose weight by bulimia?

You could gain or: Lose weight if bulimic. Bulimic behaviors are not a safe or effective form of weight control. ...Read more

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Could you explain when using bulimia to lose weight, does brushing your teeth stop them from rotting?

Could you explain when using bulimia to lose weight, does brushing your teeth stop them from rotting?

See your PCP: Brushing your teeth after you vomit can contribute to tooth decay. Treatment for bulimia involves psychological counseling, nutritional counseling and medication such as antidepressants. See your PCP for consultation. Do not delay. ...Read more

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I'm bulimic but I'm 5'3" and 78lbs. I'm losing weight from it. But binge and purge only at night 200 cal in the day. I thought bulimia was overweight?

I'm bulimic but I'm 5'3" and 78lbs. I'm losing weight from it. But binge and purge only at night 200 cal in the day. I thought bulimia was overweight?

Not about weight: Please seek medical advice to make sure you are stable. From your symptoms you may have a subtype of anorexia that involves purging. People who are bulimic may be underweight, normal or overweight. It is a pattern of behavior and attitude towards food/weight that cannot be measured by weight. Anorexia is extremely dangerous. I highly recommend a thorough medical work-up to ensure your health. ...Read more

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What is the most unhealthiest way to lose weight fast? Is it laxitives, bulemia, water pills or a combination of all three?

There is none: Successful, long lasting weight loss is difficult and cannot be done quickly, at least outside of medical care. None of the remedies you suggest will safely result in long term wieght loss. ...Read more

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If somebody becomes bilimic, how long would it take to lose weight?

If somebody becomes bilimic, how long would it take to lose weight?

Forever: A person with bulimia nervosa may not lose weight at all. In fact, he or she might eve be overweight. It is easy to confuse bulimia nervosa with anorexia nervosa, the latter of which always involves being underweight. ...Read more

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Is Alii effective for weight loss ?

Is Alii effective for weight loss ?

Just a bit.: Alli does technically help weight loss, when used with a healthy diet and exercise regimen, but truth be told the weight loss attributable to Alli alone in studies is only a few pounds, literally. Risk of side effects may not outweigh the small weight loss benefit. ...Read more

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What is most effective for weight loss?

What is most effective for weight loss?

Diet&Exercise: There are only equations in meaningful sustained weight loss 1 proper diet low in calories, low in carbohydrates, low in polysaturated fat and include green vegetables, fruits(not juices)whole grains, nuts.How many calories depends on how much weight you have to loose over how long periods 2exercises to burn some clories if you have negative intake plus output by exercises of 3500 calories equals 1lb. ...Read more

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Which workouts will be effective for weight loss?

Which workouts will be effective for weight loss?

Aerobic: Aerobic exercise is a good way to burn calories and lose weight. There are a variety of options for this type of exercise, depending on your fitness level and health status. Resistance exercise can help build muscle. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
735 doctors shared insights

Bulimia (Definition)

Apsychiatric 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