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Bulimia Nervosa is a very serious eating disorder that if not properly treated can be life-threatening. It is characterized by patterns of the binge eating of large quantities of food and then purging it by means of vomiting, laxatives or compulsive exercising. Since people suffering from bulimia are often of normal body weight, it might not be apparent that they're struggling with this disorder.
Some important warning signs that could signal bulimia include the following:
Bulimia can create serious medical complications, including gastric distress, constipation or diarrhea, due to the extreme use of laxatives. They also might have an increase in dental cavities because of the erosion to their tooth enamel.
Approximately 80% of those diagnosed with bulimia are female. Onset of the condition usually occurs in adolescence or early adulthood, though it is important to note that men and women in all age ranges, socio-economic status and ethnicities can have bulimia. Bulimia is a very secretive disease and those struggling with it will often go to great lengths to try to hide their disorder. Bulimia can often be a response to depression, anxiety or stress. The binge eating often gives them a sense of release and euphoria, but it then immediate turns into guilt and self-loathing.
Treatment for bulimia can include anything from hospital care to outpatient counseling, depending on the severity.
The ultimate goal of treating bulimia is to help learn the skills necessary to live a healthy and productive life, both physically and emotionally. Medical intervention is sometimes needed but counseling, group therapy and meditation are all excellent resources that can aid in a successful recovery.
The National Eating Disorder Association
The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
Eating Disorders: Symptoms of Bulimia