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What parts of the body are most affected by my bulimia?

What parts of the body are most affected by my bulimia?

All: Bulimia sometimes is associated with inducing vomitting and laxative use. These may result in loss of your body electrolyte which in turn could affect your heart and other organs. ...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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I'm wondering what effect does bulimia have on your body?

I'm wondering what effect does bulimia have on your body?

Physically dangerous: Bulimia may cause electrolyte imbalances that may lead to heart failure, as well as esophageal and gastric ruptures, all of which may be fatal. Other medical complications for bulimia include bone loss, osteoporosis, dehydration, kidney disease, anemia and low white cell counts, which lowers the immune system and creates vulnerability to disease and infection. Also, gum disease, tooth decay. ...Read more

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How does bulimia affect the body?

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How does bulimia affect the body?

Eating do: Anorexia & bulimia lead to complications as noted in the diagram. ...Read more

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What can bulimia do to your body?

What can bulimia do to your body?

Bulimia: Bulimia can ultimately cause death. Along the way, it can cause: cheek swelling/soreness; gum disease; tooth enamel erosion ; cavities; throat irritation; ruptured esophagus; GI bleeding; stomach pain ; delayed emptying; fatigue; anemia; irregular heartbeats; heart failure; dehydration; electrolyte disturbances; irregular/absent menses; abdominal cramping http://tinyurl.Com/34sc4p. ...Read more

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How long does bulimia take to harm your body?

How long does bulimia take to harm your body?

Not long: Every time you vomit it erodes your teeth enamel . Both binging and purging throws you metabolism off. You are also likely sir pressing your thyroid function.There is no"safe" amount of time. ...Read more

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Will bulimia ruin your bodies digestion process?

It sure can: Recurrently binging and vomiting food can result in esophageal and stomach inflammation or injury -- which definitely harms your digestion. Also bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and intestinal cramping can result. Please get help with this condition -- you can start with your family physician and build a treatment team with others. http://tinyurl.com/34sc4p. ...Read more

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Is 'body image' the cause of a bulimia relapse?

Is 'body image' the cause of a bulimia relapse?

Not only that: Many things can lead to a bulimia relapse -- there is no "the" cause. Triggers may be different for each person, and part of the work of therapy is learning about them so as to work with them when they arise in daily life. For some people, chronic anger and loneliness may be big issues. Concerns about body image may flare too. There are many more possibilities. ...Read more