Bulimia

By Izabella von Beren

What is Bulimia?

Bulimia is a eating disorder that causes the brain to become unable to control the stomach and digestive system.


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Target population

Girls who are in high school to college

But the age of when you get bulimia is getting younger and younger (generation)

Signs and symptoms

  • Bad breathe
  • Sore throat
  • Sore mouth
  • Depression
  • Dehydration
  • Tooth decay
  • Swollen glands
  • Irregular heartbeat


Prognosis

You can live with bulimia for a certain amount of time depending on the build and genetics of someone. You can also die from not getting treatments. The lifespan of a bulimic varies based on many different factors.


Treatments


  • Family therapy

  • Taking to a counselor

  • You can get drugs from a doctor to help control the urge to vomit


  1. Fluoxetine (Prozac)

  2. Sertraline (Zoloft)

  3. Paroxetine (Paxil)



What Is the Best Bulimia Treatment? | Eating Disorders

How do you get bulimia?

There is no way to catch Bulimia, like a cold. It's a disorder you get from low self-esteem, family background, trauma, and pressure from the media.



Click here to see the life of a bulimic:

Onset

There are many ways this condition arises...



  • Past family members
  • Depression
  • Low self esteem
  • Genetics


Math Statistics

Nineteen out of twenty people who have Bulimia are girls. Thats 95% of the people


How the digestive system works?

The digestive system works by breaking up food, keeping good nutrients, and finally passing the excess out of your body.


Human Digestive System animation work

How does the nervous system work?

The nervous system works by the brain sending signals to all the other systems in the body. It makes everything function together in your body.


How the systems work when they have Bulimia?

  • The digestive system is affected by Bulimia because when the body throws up the food the body doesn't get the nutrients it needs.
  • The nervous system is affected by Bulimia because the brain does not feel when the stomach is full and allows you to over eat. Your brain does not have the food power to think properly.

Connection

My mother's friend studies children with eating disorders and it really interests me. It affects a lot of girls around my age, so I wanted to learn about it.

Bibiograhy

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Ehrlich, Steven D. "Bulimia Nervosa." University of Maryland Medical Center. Healthcare Network, 16 Dec. 2012. Web. 6 Dec. 2013.

"Frequently Asked Questions about Eating Disorders." Frequently Asked Questions about Eating Disorders. The Eating Disorder Foundation, 2013. Web. 13 Dec. 2013.

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