BULIMIA NERVOSABulimia nervosa is a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder. People with bulimia eat large amounts of food and then purge, trying to get rid of theextra calories in an unhealthy way. People who have bulimia may force vomiting or do excessive exercise.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS BINGE EATING – SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS PURGING– SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS PHYSICAL– SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS Lack of control over eating. Secrecy surrounding eating. Eating unusually large amounts of food with no obvious change in weight. Disappearance of food. Alternating between overeating and fasting.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS Going to the bathroom after meals Using laxatives, diuretics, or enemas after eating. Smell of vomit. Excessive exercising.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMSCalluses or scars on the knuckles or hands from sticking fingers down thethroat to induce vomiting.Puffy “chipmunk” cheeks caused by repeated vomiting.Discolored teeth from exposure to stomach acid when throwing up. Maylook yellow, ragged, or clear.Not underweight.Frequent fluctuations in weight.