What Is Bulimia Nervosa?

By | June 17, 2015

Bulimia Nervosa You  might  have  asked  yourself  if  this eating  disorder  is any  different  from  the  binge  eating  disorder,  then  know  that  bulimia  is  like  any  other  eating  disorder that  is depicted  by  binge  eating  and  also  purging or  what  we  call  consumption of  a  huge  amounts  of  food  in  a  short  time,  which  is  followed  by  effort to  get  rid  of  them.  The  bulimia  sufferer   will  force  himself  into vomiting,  taking  laxatives, diuretic  or  stimulants  and  having  more  exercise to  get  rid  of  the  calories  in the  body.

Sometimes  the  bulimia  sufferers  will  purge after  taking  even  some  very  small  snacks  or  the  normal  sized  meal  in the  day.  This  series consisting  of  binge  eating  then  followed  by  purging  then takes  a  toll on  your  body  as well  as  your  emotional  well- being.

Fortunately  this  will  never transpire  forever,  the  cycle  have  got  the  means  we  can  break  it. Through  the  treatment you  can recover  your  normal  eating  behavior  and  food  relationship.

Bulimia  effects

  • Research have  revealed  that  bulimia nervosa  can  risk  your  life  if it’s  persistent, one  of  the  most  dangerous  effect  it  have is dehydration( loss of water  in  body) due  to
  • Vomiting , diuretics and  laxatives  can lead  to  electrolytes  imbalance  in  the  body majorly  in  the  form of potassium levels.  This  low levels  of  potassium  them triggers  other  effects like  cloudy  thinking, irregularity  in  the  heartbeat  and  even death.
  • Low  potassium levels  in  the  body  leads  to kidney  failure.
  • Gastric break, though  this  is  unusual
  • Tooth decay  and  tooth  discolor due  to acid that  comes with  the  vomit  from   the stomach.

Bulimia   eating   disorder is  grouped  in two  categories  that  are;

Purging bulimia– The  victim normally  induce  the  vomiting  or  may have  misused  the laxatives or  the enemas  after  binge  eating.

The nonpurging  bulimia-In  this category  you  will  be  needed  to get  rid  of  the  calories  in  the  body and  prevent gaining  of  weight  by  fasting  etc.

All  this  effects  that  we  have  looked  at  may  work  together  to  make  the  general  effects  on the body, but  not  one  effect  after  the  other.

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