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Describe the features of bulimia nervosa.?
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Dr. John Edmison
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
13 doctors agree
In brief: Binge and purge
Features include binging (eating more food than normal); followed by purging (self induced vomiting).

In brief: Binge and purge
Features include binging (eating more food than normal); followed by purging (self induced vomiting).
Dr. John Edmison
Dr. John Edmison
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Dr. Stephen Sondike
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: Binging and Purging
Bulimia nervosa is defined as bingeing (eating more than a typical person would in a similar situation), then using a compensatory behavior (ie vomiting, excessive exercise, laxative abuse) in an attempt to prevent weight gain from the binge.
Bulimics can be any size, though typically are normal or slightly overweight.. Either way, self image is unduly influenced by weight.

In brief: Binging and Purging
Bulimia nervosa is defined as bingeing (eating more than a typical person would in a similar situation), then using a compensatory behavior (ie vomiting, excessive exercise, laxative abuse) in an attempt to prevent weight gain from the binge.
Bulimics can be any size, though typically are normal or slightly overweight.. Either way, self image is unduly influenced by weight.
Dr. Stephen Sondike
Dr. Stephen Sondike
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Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: An add on as to WHY
Body image has been an integral sense of identity and value for many thousands of years.
Women mostly are more valued in our culture for being the "norm" in the wt category. They tend to be regarded as more valuable financially in their job etc. Women who approach the norm -avg weight regardless of their ablities receive better pay than similar male counterparts.

In brief: An add on as to WHY
Body image has been an integral sense of identity and value for many thousands of years.
Women mostly are more valued in our culture for being the "norm" in the wt category. They tend to be regarded as more valuable financially in their job etc. Women who approach the norm -avg weight regardless of their ablities receive better pay than similar male counterparts.
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Dr. Marci Dietrich
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