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What are the effects of bulimia on the voice?

What are the effects of bulimia on the voice?

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

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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 is the effects of bulimia on the person's voice?

What is the effects of bulimia on the person's voice?

Hoarseness: Stomach acid irritates the larynx(voice box) and can create chronic hoarseness and a very sore throat. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what would you do, girlfriend hears voices, bulimia, depression?

Could you tell me what would you do, girlfriend hears voices, bulimia, depression?

She needs prompt: Psychiatric care. She should not try to handle this without professional help. ...Read more

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What are the effects of bulimia in pregnancy?

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 more

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What are the effects of bulimia or mouth cancer on your teeth and gums?

What are the effects of bulimia or mouth cancer on your teeth and gums?

Ouch..: Bulimia causes severe erosion. You lose tooth structure from the large amount of acid exposure. This leads to sore teeth, loss of tooth structure and eventually the teeth break from lack of support. "mouth cancer" is to general to comment on. What type are we inquiring about? ...Read more

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What are most worrisome effects of bulimia?

What are most worrisome effects of bulimia?

Electrolytes: If you are vomiting often, you may develop deficiencies in electrolytes which could affect your heart rhythm (at worst) and your general health (best case if this is all). Working with a physician who can monitor these and replete if necessary is important. On a broader scope though, it is a serious eating disorder that is very treatable and your overall quality of life can improve greatly. ...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 some of the side effects of bulimia?

What are some of the side 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

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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