Bulimia

Cheney Huddleston,Health, Due 10-14-16

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Bulimia- eating disorder that is psychologically based and involves overeating and then binge eating to avoid weight gainig

Cause:

  • Bullying
  • Pressure
  • Genetic problems
  • Social problems

Symptoms:

  • Cavities
  • Enamel Erosion
  • Persistent Throat irritations
  • Chronic Hoarseness
  • Heartburn
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Swelling over stomach
  • Bloating over stomach

Most Commonly Found in Woman Under 20 Years of Age

Disease effects 5 to 10 million girls and 1 million boys

Mediciation/Treatment

  • Antidepressants
  • SSRI(Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors)
  • Floxietine
  • Topramare
  • Psychological counseling

Agencies

  • Rosewood Centers For Eating Disorders
  • 1-888-274-7732
  • 36075 S Rincon Rd, Wickenburg, AZ 8539
  • Eating Disorder Recovery Specialist
  • (866) 525-2766
  • http://eatingdisorderspecialists.com/
  • Menninger Clinic Eating
  • 12301 Main Street
  • 1-713-275-5000

Background

Bulimia usually either self-induces vomiting or dioretics in an effort to eliminate calories. When binge eating the person feels out of control and can't stop. To be formal diagonist the person the binges occur at least 2 times a week over a 3 month period. The typical bulimic is a professional dietee who gains back the weight she/he losses and repeatedly feels like a failure because of how much the person eats, so she binges. The difference between anorexia and bulimia is that the person normally who is binging is in normal weight. Bulimia consist of a rollercoaster of compulsive habits Bulimia is normally a life time battle. Personality and emotion changes occur. Depression is very common when dealing with a bulimic. Anxiety plays a role in the binge cycle.