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Remedies For Purging
Purging is a symptom in which a person clears his body of "undesirable" stuff, usually meaning intention vomiting to empty the stomach, but can also be the clearing of his bowels by using laxatives. The eating disorder called bulimia involves rapid over-eating (binging), followed ...Read more
What is the best inpatient treatment option (retreat center) for mild food disorder (obsession with food, occasional purging)?
Stanford: You are unlikely to be excepted into an eating disorders program unless you're eating disorder is severe or unless you're willing to pay cash. Stanford university has an excellent eating disorders program. It is close to home, convenient, offers a range of inpatient and outpatient services and would be your best bet. Edresearch.Stanford.Edu/services.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I threw up straight blood last night from purging what are the signs I need to go to the ER if it's already the next day? Is treatment needed still
Maybe: Repeated or violent retching can cause a tear in the lining of the stomach which can cause bleeding. If you feel lightheaded or dizzy standing it's a sign of low blood pressure from blood loss. As a general rule people who vomit up blood should go to the ER to check vital signs. And to be checked to be sure no continued bleeding is occurring. SEE: bit.ly/1uaqej8 ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pump the stomach: Patient is brought to treatment quickly after the overdose, the doctor may choose to “pump” the stomach, either by inducing vomiting with a medication or by giving the patient activated charcoal, which prevents the body from absorbing darvon. Activated charcoal is highly effective, reducing toxic absorption by up to 60%. Activated charcoal absorbs chemicals throughout the gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more
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
Bulimia?: Purging is usually associated with an eating disorder called bulimia. Purging means making yourself vomit usually by sticking your finger into the back of your throat. Someone with bulimia binges on food then purges to get rid of it. There are all kinds of problems associated with this and someone who is doing this needs to see a psychiatrist ...Read more
What's on your mind?: Purging, whether it presents in anorexia or bulimia, is an attempt to cope or help yourself in some way. Bulimia can be a way of calming down, of symbolically getting rid of emotions, and of expressing emotions. Those who purge often think it's about food and weight, but it's usually rooted more deeply. Identify what you are thinking and feeling before you purge, and find new ways to respond. ...Read more
A lot: Depend on how much and how often, but frequent vomiting can lead to dehydration and vitamin deficiencies. Frequent purging can cause sores on your fingers. It is best to see a psychiatrist to help you have a better self image. A nutritionist could help you with your diet ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be Quite Serious: Purging is very unhealthy. When done on a regular basis it can cause serious health problems There can be electrolyte imbalance and malnutrition which can lead to life threatening complications. It can also cause serious dental problems. A physical evaluation and close medical followup along with mental health care should be the plan of action. ...Read more
Purging: It is a complex outcome of psychological and chemical processes in the brain. Psychotherapy, group psychotherapy sometimes inpatient, partial or iop treatment maybe needed. It may be an indication of severe ocd and anxiety spectrum disorder managed by ssris along with benzodiazepines and sometimes with atypical antipsychotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer