Understanding the truth behind the disorder
What is Bulimia Nervosa?
What are some things that trigger Bulimia Nervosa?
What are my treatment options?
- Psychological Therapy
- Medications (Antidepressants)
- Nutritional counselor
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Top 5 myths related to Bulimia Nervosa
1. Bulimia is ALWAYS associated with vomiting
Vomiting is only one method of purging-laxatives and diuretics are also used.
2. Women are the only ones that suffer with Bulimia
Men also suffer with Bulimia they are just better at hiding it.
3. children or teens will grow out of the disorder
The longer the disorder goes untreated the harder treatment will be for the individual.
4. Bulimia isn't life threatening
Bulimia causes the body to loss nutrients such as potassium and electrolytes.
The lost of these nutrients can cause conditions such as stroke, heart attack.
or stomach ulcers.
5. Dieting causes Bulimia
If you believe you or someone you love is suffering with Bulimia Nervosa be supportive and encourage them to seek help from a professional.
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