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What are short term and long term effects of bulimia?

What are short term and long term effects of bulimia?

Many: Short term- weight loss, tooth enamel erosion from stomach acid, esophageal ulcers, nuitritional and electrolyte imbalances and skipped periods. Long term- no menses, cardiac irregular heartbeats that could result in cardiac arrest and death and, kidney failure from severe dehydration. ...Read more

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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


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What are the long term effects of bulimia?

What are the long term effects of bulimia?

Many health effects: Bulimia impacts health in many ways, including electrolyte imbalance which can lead to cardiac arrhythmias and death, esophageal inflammation ; tears, swollen salivary glands, tooth decay, hormonal disruption, and more. Depression often accompanies this condition. The good news: it can be treated. For a more inclusive run-down: http://tinyurl.Com/mm5s4m5 and http://tinyurl.Com/34sc4p. ...Read more

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What are the long-term effects of bulimia and even if you brush your teeth right after vomiting, will they still rot?

What are the long-term effects of bulimia and even if you brush your teeth right after vomiting, will they still rot?

Bulimia and teeth: Stomach contents are very acidic and caustic to your teeth. The effect is time dependent. In other words, the longer the acids are in contact with your teeth, the more tooth destruction. However, it is not advisable to brush right after. The tooth bristles along with the acids, erode away the teeth. Rinse immediately and then brush 20-30 minutes later. Also discuss this issue with a dds and md. ...Read more

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What short term and long term effects are associated with adolescent drinking?

What short term and long term effects are associated with adolescent drinking?

Nothing good: Cirrhosis of the liver and liver failure, seizures, mental status changes, heart failure, neurologic damage, etc, etc. ...Read more

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What are the short term and long term effects of cocaine on human body?

What are the short term and long term effects of cocaine on human body?

Not good!: Short term Cocaine causes the artificial release of a set of signalling chemicals in the brain that trigger subjective feelings of power and elation. These feelings are disconnected from reality, impairing judgment. Used up, the lack of these chemicals then causes a "crash". Eventually, the nervous system and brain falls out of whack on a long-term basis. ...Read more

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What are the short term and long term effects of the Epstein-Barr Virus?

What are the short term and long term effects of the Epstein-Barr Virus?

Sometimes nothing: you can be asymptomatic with Epstein-Barr virus. Sometimes this had been associated with chronic fatigue. But it's not definite as all of us at one time or another are infected with Epstein-Barr virus. Epstein Barr Virus is sometimes is associated with more severe medical conditions. You need to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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What are the short term and long term effects of consuming alcohol while on 200mg of Zoloft (sertraline)? Is 4 to 5 drinks only once in awhile okay?

What are the short term and long term effects of consuming alcohol while on 200mg of Zoloft (sertraline)? Is 4 to 5 drinks only once in awhile okay?

Not ok.: Zoloft (sertraline) and alcohol should not be mixed per the drug manufacturer. Zoloft (sertraline) may enhance the effect of alcohol. The combination may impact both motor skills and depressive symptoms. Drinking four to five drinks in a sitting is not considered moderation. ...Read more

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What are the short-term and long-term effects of vitamin d deficiency?

What are the short-term and long-term effects of vitamin d deficiency?

Vitamin D: There are side effects of low vitamin D deficiency and that may increase your risk of osteoporosis that would put you in jeopardy for minimal trauma fracture. See your doctor, get a bone density test, and start taking vitamin D - either 1000 or 2000 daily. The bone density result will tell you if you do or do not have low bone mass and increased risk of fracture. ...Read more