Bulimia

What is Bulimia?

Definition- Eating disorder with a desire to loose weight, by self-induced vomiting or fasting

Statistic

Eating disorders effect about 10 million females and 1 million males at one point in their life in America.


  • estimate 4% of females have suffered from bulimia
  • 3.9% bulimia victims die from this disorder
  • only 6% of people obtain treatment for it.


In the United States, between 2-6% of people (5-16 million people) are affected with anorexia or bulimia nervosa. Up to 25 million more are suffering with binge eating disorder. It's estimated that between 1% and 4% of the population are suffering with bulimia nervosa.

Causes

There is no single cause of bulimia. low self-esteem and concerns about weight and body image play major roles, there are many other contributing causes. In most cases, people suffering with bulimia and eating disorders in general have trouble managing emotions in a healthy way.

Warning signs

-Binge Eating

-Frequent bathroom trips after meals

-Excessive exercise

-Unusual Swelling of cheeks and jaw

-Calluses on hands or knuckles

-Discoloration of teeth

-Withdrawal from activities with friends

-Wired behavior patterns

Help

If someone you know is doing it get help immediately.


You can also gently push them to get help on their own.

There are treatment plans to get over it. Just go to your local doctor and they will set you up.

You can break your habit by yourself all you have to do is think only positive things about yourself. This is the hardest treatment.