Bulimia is harmful
nervosa ("bulimia") is an eating disorder involving binge eating followed by inappropriate compensatory behavior (such as self-induced vomiting
, misuse of laxatives, diuretics, enemas, fasting, or excessive exercise
). Many physical conditions result from the purging aspect of the illness: e.g., electrolyte imbalances, gastrointestinal problems, and oral and tooth-related problems.