Bulimia

By: Trenten Darton 10/16/15 Health-2

Bulimia-it's not all it is choked up to be.

By: Grandma ICE

Definition:

A disorder in which some form of purging or clearing of the digestive tract follows cycles of overeating / an eating disorder characterized by episodes of extreme overeating followed by selfinduced vomiting

Background:

Bulimia nervosa affects 1-2% of adolscent and young adult women. Approximately 80% of bulimia nervosa patients are female. People struggling with bulimia nervosa usually appear to be of average body wieght.People with bulimia usually have a swollen jaw and cheeks. Bulimia is considered a genetic disoder according to 300 scientist.

Girls / Ladies any age

gender affected most

Causes:

obsession with body image, strong drive for perfectionism, compulsiveness, and low-self of esteem

Symptons:

less bodly fluids and minerals, enamel erosion, cavities, persistent thoart irritation, and chronic hoarseness, mouth sources

Treatment:

psychological counseling and sometimes medicines such as antidepressants

Pictures of Bulimia

Bulimia - Dr Phil

Academy for eating disorder

(817)498-4274 / fax: (847)480-9282

Alliance for eating disorders Awareness

(561)841-0900 / fax: (561)841-0972

National Eating disorder Association

(206)382-3587