Bulimia is a very serious psychological eating disorder. Bulimia is also called bulimia nervosa. It is characterized by episodes of binge wating followed by inappropriate methods of weight control (purging). Inappropiate methods of wieght control, include vomiting, fasting, enemas, excessive use of laxatives and diuretics, or complulsive exercises. Shape and weight concerns are also characteristics of bulimia. A binge is an episode where an individual wats a very large amount of food than most people would in a similar situation. Binge eating is not a response to intense hunger. It is usually a response to depression, stress, or self esteem issues.
During the binge episode, the individual experiences a loss of control. The main topics dicussed are the symptoms, causes, effects, treatments, what you can do to help get bulimia under control, risk factors, stress, and peer pressure, and who is most likely to develop bulimia.
People with bulimia can look perfectly normal.
Most of them are of normal wieght, and some may be overwieght. Women with bulimia tend to be high achievers. It is often difficult to determine whether a person is suffering from bulimia. This occurs because bingeing and purging is often done in secert. Also, individuals suffering from bulimia often deny thier condition.
There are alot of different symptoms you cant get with having bulimia. You tend to have frequent binge eating ( eating very large amounts of food in a short period of time). Eating uncontrollably, purging, water pills, strict dieting, fasting, excercising to prevent weight gain, and judging oneself mainly by body shape and weight.
There are alot of noticable signs of bulimia. The most visual ones are, using the bathroom frequently after meals, loss of appetie, weight gain or loss or 10 or more punds, swollen glands, hair loss, and tooth decay. There are...