Bulimia Nervosa

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What is bulimia Nervosa?

A person with bulimia nervosa binges on food regularly and feels a loss of control. Binging involves eating large amounts of high-calorie foods over a short period. When the binge starts it is extremely difficult to stop. Some patients say they consume the food so fast that they hardly taste it.The binge is followed by a feeling of guilt and shame, which leads to compensatory actions, such as self-induced vomiting, over-exercising, not eating, and overusing diuretics, enemas or laxatives.

Here is 2 good facts:

According to Boston Children's Hospital, 1% to 5% of adolescents and 1.1% to 4.2% of females in the U.S. are believed to have bulimia nervosa.

The National Health Service, UK, says that up to 8% of females probably have had or will have bulimia nervosa at some time in their lives.

Couses about Bulimia Nervosa

Signs about bulimia nervosa you should watch out for

There are many signs of bulimia. However scientists and doctors can't figure out what these signs are.

Syptoms of Bulimia Nervosa

There are many symptom associated with bulimia. On their own, some of these symptoms might not seem very serious, but when combined with other symptoms they can be quite dangerous.

  • Eating uncontrollably and then purging by any means
  • Vomiting in an effort to lose weight
  • Abusing laxatives and diuretics in order to lose weight
  • Using bathroom frequently after meals
  • Excessive exercising
  • Preoccupation with weight and body image
  • Dental problems
  • Sore throat
  • Depression
  • Mood Swings
  • Feeling out of control
  • Swollen glands in the face and/or neck

Diagnoses of Bulimia

Treatment on bulimia

It is difficult to "cure" bulimia. There are a number of treatment options available, but unfortunately, very few people with bulimia seek treatment. This is likely due to shame since those with bulimia are usually aware that their binging and purging habits are abnormal.

Getting the Help you need

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