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What are symptoms of bulimia nervosa?

What are  symptoms of bulimia nervosa?

Possible clues: Signs of bulemia: enlarged salivary glands, bleeding into whites of eye, red spots on neck & face from vomiting, scarring of first finger joint of dominant hand from induced vomiting, chronic diarrhea. Gi complications: teeth erosions, increased blood amylase, esophagitis, tears or rupture of esophagus, dilation of stomach & upper small bowel, pancreatitis, colon dilation & pigmenting (melanosis). ...Read more

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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


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What are the symptoms of bulimia for young women?

What are the symptoms of bulimia for young women?

Food secrecy: Food may be hoarded and eaten in secret -- followed by vomiting so as not to gain weight. It can be an obsessive behavior. The person is generally consumed with weight and body image, but deals with anxiety and other emotional pain through food behaviors. There may be depression as well as cravings for sweets, other carbs, etc which trigger the binges -- followed again by vomiting. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bulimia and how can I gently confront someone?

What are the symptoms of bulimia and how can I gently confront someone?

Binge and purge: The person will often eat a lot of food in a short amount of time ( bingeing), usually in response to stress. The person will then feel guilt and self-loathing and will try to get rid of the food by vomiting, laxative use or other means (purging). If you are worried about someone's eating pattern, it is best to talk in a non-blaming tone and make the person aware that there is treatment. ...Read more

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What are the required symptoms of bulimia?

What are the required symptoms of bulimia?

Possible clues: Signs of bulemia: enlarged salivary glands, bleeding into whites of eye, red spots on neck & face from vomiting, scarring of first finger joint of dominant hand from induced vomiting, chronic diarrhea. Gi complications: teeth erosions, increased blood amylase, esophagitis, tears or rupture of esophagus, dilation of stomach & upper small bowel, pancreatitis, colon dilation & pigmenting (melanosis). ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some physical symptoms of bulimia (like on your face)?

Please tell me what are some physical symptoms of bulimia (like on your face)?

Usually None But: 1. Bilateral parotid enlargement 2. If they vomit-cavities, loss of enamel, gum disease, erosions on the lingual surface 3. Russell sign: callosities, scarring, and abrasions on the knuckles from inducing vomiting 4. Dry skin or acne, nail changes, and diffuse hair loss. ...Read more

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What are some sign-symptoms of bulimia nervosa that a parent might notice?

Signs to watch for: Signs of bulemia: enlarged salivary glands, bleeding into whites of eye, red spots on neck & face from vomiting, scarring of first finger joint of dominant hand from induced vomiting, chronic diarrhea. Gi complications: teeth erosions, increased blood amylase, esophagitis, tears or rupture of esophagus, dilation of stomach & upper small bowel, pancreatitis, colon dilation & pigmenting (melanosis). ...Read more

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What are bulimia symptoms?

What are bulimia symptoms?

Bulimia: In bulimia, the person regularly eats large amounts of food with the feeling s/he can't control food intake. There is also purging behavior through avenues like vomiting, diuretics, laxatives, etc. They are extremely worried about their body size and shape. Much more info through the national eating disorders association: http://tinyurl.Com/ospndlu. ...Read more

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What are the main effects and symptoms of bulimia?

What are the main effects and symptoms of bulimia?

An Eating Disorder: Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder in which one has a distorted body image often suffering from binge eating (eating very large amounts of food in a short time), purging (self-induced vomiting), laxative or diuretic abuse and excessive exercise. One can develop gum infections, cavities, swollen parotid glands, and electrolyte imbalances. This condition requires professional treatment. ...Read more

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For what length of time until bulimia symptoms show?

For what length of time until bulimia symptoms show?

Don't Wait: If you have eating problems, why not get help now? This condition can be very destructive especially when bulimic symptoms become part of the picture. Don't wait for them to occur, see a therapist now and get help. ...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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