Bulimia Nervosa

Courtney Macy, Health-5, October 14, 2016

"BARFING IS BAD"

Bulimia Nervosa

a disorder in which some form of purging or clearing of the digestive tract follows cycles of overeating, tends to be more common in white females ages 15 to 23

Background

Bulimia Nervosa is a mental disease that causes girls to eat a lot, then puke it up because they think they are fat. Anorexia will sometimes come along with Bulimia and vice versa. Bulimia is most common in young girls who have been negatively influenced by the media. According to The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders 1.5% of American women suffer from Bulimia Nervosa in their lifetime. If you or someone you know is exhibiting warning signs of bulimia tell a trusted adult.

Causes

  • societal pressures
  • self-esteem issues
  • family problems

Symptoms

  • self-induced vomiting
  • mis-use of medication
  • fasting
  • excessive exercise
  • weight loss
  • stomach pain
  • depression
  • mood disorders
  • sore throat
  • kidney damage

Treatments and/or Medications

Bulimia Nervosa is not currently treatable with medicines. However, it is recommended the people suffering from Bulimia Nervosa see a psychologist.

Famous People Puke Too!!!!!!!

Great Britain’s Princess Diana was one of the most beloved and admired women in the world during the 1980s and 90s. Yet she struggled with bulimia for many years following her fairy-tale wedding. Her battle began in 1981 and continued until late in the decade, when she finally sought treatment.