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Is anorexia worse or bulimia worse for your body in the long term?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Both

They are both harmful to your health both in the short ad long term.

In brief: Both

They are both harmful to your health both in the short ad long term.
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Tough call

Both bulimia and anorexia can place enormous strain on body functions--to the point of death.
Also, some people have both, so-call bulimerxia. Bulimia entails gorging then purging--usually vomiting or laxitives; both can mess up electrolytes, leading to heart problems. Anorexia is starvation thru calorie restriction and/or exercise. Once fat is gone, the body feeds on muscle, including heart.

In brief: Tough call

Both bulimia and anorexia can place enormous strain on body functions--to the point of death.
Also, some people have both, so-call bulimerxia. Bulimia entails gorging then purging--usually vomiting or laxitives; both can mess up electrolytes, leading to heart problems. Anorexia is starvation thru calorie restriction and/or exercise. Once fat is gone, the body feeds on muscle, including heart.
Dr. Glen Elliott
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