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Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by binge eating and purging or consuming a large amount of food in a short amount of time, followed by an attempt to rid oneself of the food consumed, (purging). Typically by vomiting.

 

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But surely, nobody could ever want to eat until they can barely walk and return from the bathroom with an empty stomach, wiping mascara from their cheeks as they go back to do it all over again. And again. And again.

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Davis claims Lennon was always hungry, loved to eat but "hated the feeling of being full" so he would often force himself to vomit after eating

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The disorder may be viewed as a sequel to persistent anorexia nervosa (although the reverse sequence may also occur). A previously anorexic patient may first appear to improve as a result of weight gain and possibly a return of menstruation, but a pernicious pattern of overeating and vomiting then becomes established.

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Unlike anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa is difficult to identify. The sufferer is not usually underweight. Because of the shame and guilt associated with the illness, patients are skilled in masking the symptoms.

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As in Anorexia Nervosa, those with Bulimia are often very concerned about gaining weight and body image and also intensely fear getting fat. However, unlike those with Anorexia Nervosa who typically present with low body weights, those with Bulimia may present with a normal body weight, or even as slightly overweight.

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The two most common types of eating disorders are Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. Some estimates say that approximately 5-7% of American females suffer from either disorder at some time during their lives.

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he DSM-IV-TR recognizes 2 major variants of bulimia nervosa: purging (ie, compensation by means of self-induced vomiting and/or excessive ingestion of laxatives to induce diarrhea) and nonpurging (ie, binge eating associated with the use of nonpurging compensatory measures such as excessive exercise, stimulant substances, and/or fasting).

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Source: Medscape: Medscape Access

The cause of bulimia is not known. Factors believed to contribute to the development of bulimia include cultural ideals and social attitudes toward body appearance, self-valuation based on body weight and shape, and family problems.

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Bulimia is a serious eating disorder and risks include dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, and even stomach rupture, heart failure, or death due to cardiac arrhythmia.

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The word bulimia is derived from the Greek words bous (ox) and limos (hunger), indicating a state of excessive hunger. Among the eating disorders, bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa are far more common in young females, while binge-eating disorder, the most common eating disorder overall, is more common in adults.

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Eating problems at midlife and beyond stem from a variety of causes. These range from grief and divorce to illness and shifting priorities. Heightened awareness of an aging body is another contributor.

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