Bulimia: The Bullying Disorder
An Eating Disorder
Did You Know?
The majority of people with bulimia are female (85-90 percent) and the disorder usually starts between ages 15 and 20. The disorder affects up to 4 percent of women at some point in life. Men mostly have the non-purging type of this disorder when they do receive it. Of those that have bulimia, only 6% receive treatment.
Some Symptoms Include:
- Performing excessive exercise in order to work off calories
- Feeling out of control
- Withdrawing from social activities, especially meals and celebrations involving food
- Eating large amounts of food and purging it out by vomiting
- Weakness, exhaustion, and bloodshot eyes
If you have these symptoms, you may have bulimia
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Famous People Who Can Relate
Princess Diana, the ex-wife of Prince Charles, suffered from bulimia. Her eating disorder was fueled by criticism from tv and magazines. It was very stressful but she survived through her disease and that's what matters. This creates hope that you should not become a victim from this disorder but a survivor.