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What Are The Effects Of Bulimia
Side effects: A short list would be rupture of the esphagus from induced vomitting, low potassium from vomiting and weakening of the tooth enamel from the stomach acid.There are more, the most serious is death. Psychological risks are a worsening of the condition and not treating co-morbid depression and anxiety. A more complete list requires professional consultation. ...Read more
Isolation & Anorexia: Anorexia can lead to irritability, mood swings, difficulties thinking and avoidance of social events that involve food. All of these can lead to social isolation and estrangement. Anorexia nervosa is potentially life threatening too, so it is important to seek medical attention if one is concerned they or a loved one suffers from anorexia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not good: Bulimia and pregnancy are a very bad combination. You amplify the risks to yourself due to changes in your body from the pregnancy. In addition, you risk damage to your developing fetus. You could actually die if you don't stop practicing the bulimic behaviors. Your fetus could die and you could have a miscarriage. Your fetus could suffer from lots of problems later on in life. Please seek help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Purging forces hydro: chloric acid (stomach acid) up the esophagus, into the mouth and out. Acid burns tissues, so everything it touches could be damaged. Long-term side effects are ulcers, blistering, facial puffiness, graying of teeth (eating away the enamel to expose the duller tissue beneath), weight loss, anxiety of being found out. Go to an MD first, then to a therapist. Purging from the "other end" is... ...Read more
Laryngitis and more: If repeated vomiting is part of your bulemic spectrum, then exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. ...Read more
Purging = danger: Purging, which may include vomiting, excessive use of laxatives or enemas, or even over exercise can result in laxative dependence, electrolyte abnormalities leading to possible seizure or heart attack, dental decay, and tearing of the esophagus due to repeated vomiting which can cause excessive bleeding & death. Avoid purging. If u are prone to purging c a psych MD/ therapist ASAP 4 help! Be well ...Read more
Short/long effects: If someone drinks alcohol short-term health effects, can be hangover, slurred speech, drowsiness, vomiting, diarrhea, upset stomach and headaches.High blood pressure, stroke, and other heart-related diseases. Long term effects include liver disease, nerve damage, sexual problems, permanent damage to the brain.Unintentional injuries car crash, falls, burns, drowning ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mainly for ADHD: Stimulants are used mainly to treat adhd, improving inattention, impulsitivity, and hyperactivity symptoms. A common side effect is loss of appetite and the medicine has been used to help with weight reduction. Because it improves wakefulness it is used to treat sleep disorders like narcolepsy or sleep apnea as well. Side effects: anxiety, irritability, headaches, fast heart rate, nausea, others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr knecht: gave a good information on calcitonin. However Calcitonin has some utility in osteoporosis of the spine especially if phosphates like alendronate are contraindicated. it does help in reducing osteoporotic spinal pain. Though it use will soon become obsolete as more effective meds become widely available ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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