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What are the easiest signs to notice if someone is bulimic?

What are the easiest signs to notice if someone is bulimic?

Not always easy: Sometimes you can smell the vomit on breath, teeth decay and turn yellow, they complain of stomach pains from the acid, latter you may see swollen cheeks from enlarged salivary glands. Confront the person and be empathic to their suffering and being out of control. Encourage getting professional help. ...Read more

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Please explain what are the less noticeable signs of a person being bulimic?

Please explain what are the less noticeable signs of a person being bulimic?

Less noticeable : Signs of bulimia: dental problems, heart symptoms, hiding the purging from family and loved ones by making the noise, binging when no one is home and hiding empty food containers. ...Read more

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Dentist said I have thin teeth. Said i may be born with it. I was never bulimic. What other causes? Any way 2 protect teeth? Sign of week skeletn?

Dentist said I have thin teeth.  Said i may be born with it.  I was never bulimic.  What other causes? Any way 2 protect teeth?  Sign of week skeletn?

Congetial defects: This could be congenital or possibly from acids in foods/drinks. You may be a candidate for protective restorations like veneers or crowns. Some people can be helped by re-mineralizing tooth pastes and fluorides. ...Read more

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How long can someone be bulimic without dying?

How long can someone be bulimic without dying?

Long List/Big Costs: Along w/the serious physical effects dr nemeroff listed, individuals w/bulimia are at risk for other worrisome ones, incl heart & other organ damage/failure. They also often struggle w/ various addit'l psychological conditions, esp. Depression & anxiety. See http://1.Usa.Gov/11pzll6. Chasing an "ideal" u that u believe others will love comes at expense of health/happiness/relationships/career. ...Read more

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I don't know how to tell someone that i'm bulimic. What should I do?

I don't know how to tell someone that i'm bulimic. What should I do?

Talk to them: Tell them how you have been feeling and that you think you need some help. Let them know that you need their support and do not blame them for the bulimia. ...Read more

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Who usually becomes bulimic?

Who usually becomes bulimic?

Family disease: Bulimia is an addictive disorder, and may be associated with other addiction in the family. ...Read more

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How can I stop being bulimic?

How can I stop being bulimic?

Professional Help: You must seek out a qualified professional who can help you deal with this very dangerous illness. Medications and psychotherapy are critical. You also must be dedicated to stopping the behaviors and working hard to overcome this illness and dealing with the underlying forces which led to the behavior. Please get the help you need. ...Read more

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How can I help a bulimic friend?

How can I help a bulimic friend?

ENCOURAGE HELP!!: Support and understanding but not enabling. So encourage them to seek professional help as it is a tough disorder and needs a variety of areas of help like psychological, medical., exercise, and nutrition. ...Read more

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How can I help my bulimic friend?

How can I help my bulimic friend?

Learn About Bulimia: You might best help your friend by reading up on eating disorders & how to best support someone struggling w/ one. Check "get help" page of website of the National Assn of Anorexia Nervosa & Related Disorders (ANAD): http://anad.org. The Eating Disorders Information Network (EDIN) also has very helpful resources: http://myedin.org. ...Read more