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Bulimia nervosa

Bulimia nervosa: Introduction

Bulimia nervosa: Bulimia nervosa, often simply called bulimia, is an eating disorder. People with bulimia consume large amounts of food and then rid their bodies of ... more about Bulimia nervosa.

Bulimia nervosa: Eating disorder with binging (overeating) and purging (vomiting). More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Bulimia nervosa is available below.

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Bulimia Nervosa: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Bulimia nervosa, often simply called bulimia, is an eating disorder. People with bulimia consume large amounts of food and then rid their bodies of the excess calories by purging (self-induce vomiting, misuse of laxatives or diuretics) or by non-purging (excessive exercise, fasting) behaviors. Some bulimics use a combination of purging and non-purging behaviors. The cycle of overeating and purging can quickly become an addictive behavior. Often, the individual will feel a loss of control during over eating and the purging/nonpurging behavior becomes a way of regaining control. (Source: excerpt from Bulimia Nervosa: NWHIC)

Fact Sheet Eating Disorders: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Individuals suffering from Bulimia Nervosa follow a routine of secretive, uncontrolled or binge eating (ingesting an abnormally large amount of food within a set period of time) followed by behaviors to rid the body of food consumed. This includes self - induced vomiting and/or the misuse of laxatives, diet pills, diuretics (water pills), excessive exercise or fasting. Bulimia afflicts approximately 1% - 3% of adolescents in the US with the illness usually beginning in late adolescence or early adult life (Source: excerpt from Fact Sheet Eating Disorders: NWHIC)

Definitions of Bulimia nervosa:

Eating disorder that involves eating massive quantities of food (binge eating) and then eliminating the food by inappropriate compensatory methods to prevent weight gain, such as self induced vomiting or strong laxatives. - (Source - Diseases Database)

 

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