Category: Bulimia nervosa

Bulimia nervosa is a serious eating disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of binge eating, followed by compensatory behaviors. These behaviors are often done in secret and are aimed at preventing weight gain. The condition can have severe physical and emotional consequences. If you or someone you know is struggling with bulimia nervosa, treatment is available. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for bulimia nervosa in our blog post.

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Eating disorders

Eating disorders are a group of conditions characterized by abnormal eating habits that can lead to serious health problems. The most common types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating...

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Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia exists when a person eats large amounts of food in a way that feels out of control then compensates by vomiting, starving, exercising or using laxatives. The person may not change in size...


Emotional and Social Consequences of Bulimia

Cognitive Consequences Focus on food and eating Loss of interest in other activities Distorted beliefs about food, eating, body shape and size – Denial– Minimisation– Blaming             – Diversion– Intellectualisation– Dichotomous thinking– Personalization– Overgeneralisation– Magical thinking Passing...

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Physical Problems Related to Binge Eating

A Summary of the Physical Problems Related to Binge Eating, Vomiting and Purgative Abuse Electrolyte Disturbances Low levels of potassium, chloride and sodium (these are salts that are in the body in large quantities...


How does Bulimia affect your teeth?

What happens: Each time someone vomits, stomach acid attacks the enamel on the teeth. Frequent vomiting can cause the enamel to completely wear away leaving the pulp and nerve endings exposed. Teeth may appear...


Bulimia Nervosa in Males

Bulimia nervosa is a severe, life-threatening disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of binge eating followed by self-induced vomiting or other purging methods (e.g., laxatives, diuretics, excessive exercise, fasting) to prevent weight gain. An individual...