Doctor insights on: Over the counter treatment for bulimia nervosa

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Will bulimia nervosa kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will bulimia nervosa kill me if I don't get treatment?

The question of tx?: Not necessarily, first of all please be diagnosed properly by knowlegeable professionals that you do have bulimia nervosa. If you do., hx, physical exam, labs, ekg etc. Need to be done to determine your health. Depending on the outcome of the degree of the disorder appropriate therapy wil be discussed, treatment could involve outpatient including hospitalization if needed. Bulimia can be deadly. ...Read more

Bulimia Nervosa (Definition)

Bulimia nervosa is from Greek words meaning ravenous hunger. It is an eating disorder characterized by consuming a large amount of food in short time, then vomiting, taking a laxative or ...Read more


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Iam taking Prozac 20 mg for 2 years with a very little effect and effexor (venlafaxine) xr also I took resperidal and anafranil 75mg with prozac with no effect in the treatment of bulimia nervosa purge type?

Iam taking Prozac 20 mg for 2 years with a very little effect and effexor (venlafaxine) xr also I took resperidal and anafranil 75mg with prozac with no effect in the treatment of bulimia nervosa purge type?

Eating Disorders: In general, eating disorders need thorough evaluation by a mental health counselor to determine the type, extent, and comorbidity issues, which will guide toward appropriate interventions. Therapy involves cognitive therapy, group therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, evaluation for possible medications for comorbid conditions, dietary consult, & referral to an eating program depending on severit ...Read more

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What is the death rate from bulimia nervosa?

What is the death rate from bulimia nervosa?

Surprisingly High: According to the national association of anorexia nervosa and associated eating disorders, eating disorders have the highest mortality rates of any mental disorder. The mortality rates vary considerably between studies and groups. A study published in the "american journal of psychiatry" (2009) gives the mortality rates: 4% for anorexia, 3.9% for bulimia and 5.2% for other eating disorders. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of bulimia nervosa?

Can you tell me the symptoms of bulimia nervosa?

Bulimia: Involves binge eating (generally twice what you would normally eat) quickly, followed by guilt and a need to get rid of the weight though self induced vomiting, excessive exercise, use of laxatives, diuretics or misusing other medication. On average, these episodes occur twice weekly. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to do about bulimia nervosa?

Please tell me what to do about bulimia nervosa?

Eating disorder: If you think you have an eating disorder, call a psychologist or psychiatrist who specializes in eating disorders and find out. They will know what you need to do if it is an eating disorder. There are also self help groups oa (overeaters anonymous) and anorexia/ bulimia groups but a professional will know about programs near you ...Read more

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How do people start becoming anorexic & bulimia nervosa?

How do people start becoming anorexic & bulimia nervosa?

Eating Disorders: Usually begins with low self worth combined with peer and cultural pressure to be thin. Read the updated articles on eating disorders on the soundmindz. Org website for education and support. Best. ...Read more

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Please explain what are the real dangers of anorexia and bulimia nervosa?

Please explain what are the real dangers of anorexia and bulimia nervosa?

Death: Untreated eating disorders can have devastating effects on the sufferers. Please read this link for a breakdown: http://www. Nationaleatingdisorders. Org/health-consequences-eating-disorders. ...Read more

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What is anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa difference?

What is anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa difference?

Anoexia/Bulimia: Both are eating disorders and more common in females. Anorexia primarily involves restriction of food intake in order not to gain weight therefore are usually underweight even though they perceive they are fat and bulimia primarily involves frequent binge eating and they are usually normal weight. Anorexia is the more severe disorder and can be lethal. These are the main differences. ...Read more

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How can my doctor be able to tell I have bulimia nervosa?

By what you say: Your description of your eating and purging behavior is the primary way anyone who doesn't know you very well can tell. ...Read more

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So I have bulimia nervosa. Now, how do I tell my parents.?

Honestly: I hope you have a good relationship with your parents. If you know you have bulimia, tell them. They will want to help you. You need a nutritionist and a counselor with experience in bulimia nervosa to get the best results. You are very brave and it is wonderful that you want to tell your parents. ...Read more

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How will my doctor be able to tell if I have bulimia nervosa?

How will my doctor be able to tell if I have bulimia nervosa?

My evaluating you: Your doctor can diagnose you with bulimia based on your answers to some questions about your eating habits, the frequency and duration of the habits, your body image, and other presence or absence of any medical/physical and psychological symptoms. ...Read more

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What are differences between anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa?

What are differences between anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa?

The specific symptom: Anorexia and bulimia are both serious eating disorders which involve distorted body image and extreme weight loss, . Typically, people with anorexia eat minimal amounts of food exercise excessively to lose, weight. People with bulimia may binge eat rather than restrict food intake and then purge through vomiting and/or laxative abuse. Both can lead to health problems and death. ...Read more

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What is a lifelong complication of bulimia nervosa? Tooth erosion? Tears?

What is a lifelong complication of bulimia nervosa? Tooth erosion? Tears?

Disappearing teeth: The stomach acids come up the throat and hit the back of the upper front teeth and then fall off the tongue and hit the top of the lower back teeth. If you don't look closely at hose areas you may not notice it before it is too late. You may need to see a psychiatrist or therapist to overcome the disorder. ...Read more

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Must a person have vomiting in order to be classified as bulimia nervosa?

Must a person have vomiting in order to be classified as bulimia nervosa?

No: Some form of purging is required to diagnose bulimia nervosa, but it may potentially be laxative abuse in lieu of vomiting. In actual practice, vomiting is present in the vast majority of patients diagnosed with bulimia nervosa. ...Read more

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I need to know what is your opinion on anorexia nervosa/ bulimia nervosa?

I need to know what is your opinion on anorexia nervosa/ bulimia nervosa?

They are serious: Disorders which impact a person medically, emotionally ; spiritually. They can be life threatening ; warrant medical treatment. ...Read more

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What etiology is implied when bulimia nervosa (purging type) leads to weight gain?

What etiology is implied when bulimia nervosa (purging type) leads to weight gain?

Calories abs rapidly: Most people with bulemia are normal wt. Depending on what is eaten and time before purge, many calories are absorbed rapidly digestion begins in the mouth. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bulimia nervosa and im going to the doctors soon how will my doctor be able to tell?

What to do if I have bulimia nervosa and im going to the doctors soon how will my doctor be able to tell?

Be honest: It is important for your doctor to know what's going on with you, since bulimia is a risk to your health and your life. Your doctor will need to give you a thorough physical to assess the risks. Dentists can often tell someone is bulimic because of how bulimia impacts teeth, but your doctor may note swollen glands and other signs. It is CRUCIAL to be honest with your doctor to get help. ...Read more

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Tell me everything about bulimia nervosa?

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Tell me everything about bulimia nervosa?

Bulimia Nervosa: Is from the greek words meaning ravenous hunger. It is an eating disorder characterized by binging & purging, consuming large amount of food in short time then vomiting/taking laxative or diuretic/excessive exercising. More in females. Majority are of normal weight. They have impulsive behaviors such as overspending, & family history of eating disorders, mood disorders & substance abuse. Tx is ssri. ...Read more

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What usually results from bulimia nervosa?

What usually results from bulimia nervosa?

Bulimia is dangerous: Bulimia may 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. Also, gum disease, tooth decay. ...Read more

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What are common symptom of bulimia nervosa?

What are common symptom of bulimia nervosa?

Binge/purge: Recurrent episodes of binge eating accompanied by a sense of lack of control over eating during each episode and inappropriate behavior to prevent weight gain, such as self-induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives, diuretics, enemas, or other medications, fasting, or excessive exercise. ...Read more

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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