Bulimia nervosa isn't just throwing up. Bulimia is binging and purging.
Binging - eating lots of food quickly in a short period of time
Purging - vomiting, laxative abuse, excessive exercise, or fasting
Bulimics don't binge and purge because they think they're fat or because of the media. They do it to gain a sense of control, to calm themselves. Bulimics rarely lose weight, their weight is usually up & down. 10% of bulimics will die from heart attack, malnutrition, or suicide
Eating disorders are coping mechanisms, not about vanity
I've had bulimia since I was 12. A typical binge for me is a pint of ice cream and a full box of macaroni & cheese. All eaten in a half hour, and it usually ends up regurgitated in to a trash bag. I don't do this because I want to be thin, I do it because it helps me cope w/ stress
Bulimia Nervosa, an eating disorder where people (usually females) engage in activities such as self-induced vomiting, compulsive exercise or laxative/diuretic abuse after a "binge" (consuming excessive amounts of food at one time)
Health risks include
tearing of the esophogus
lowered body tempature
Bulimia is an eating disorder, dork.
bulimia is an eating disorder kind of like anorexia but its where (mostly females) eat excessive amounts of food and make themselves vomit later. Most people think that this is a way of having self control and they can enjoy the food when they eat it, but then they throw it up later sp that they don't get fat. Bulimia is a very serious eating disorder and it is not all physical, most of it is a state of mind where girls have a fear of getting fat and in most cases(like mine)they take it waay too far.
She has been in rehab for several weeks because she has bulimia.
basically, the only true staple is that we binge, then purge in some way after - be it vomiting(which can be done MANY different ways), starving or exercising aggressively after or taking things like laxatives and diuretics.
i would have added bad body image to that, but some people who are not bulimic or anorexic have problems with their images too
everything else changes for every person.
we all have different causes, triggers, binge foods and amounts.
also, not all bulimics and anorexics are skinny. it could be the 300 pound mom, the teenage boy with a little extra chub or it could be the bony 11 year old in grade 5.
bulimia does not discriminate against weight, age, gender, class or race
usually depression goes along with bulimia, whether your depressed when its starts, or after you realize your in too deep.
An eating dissorder effecting mostly young women. They eat alot of food then make them selves vomit. they loose lots of weight and have health problems. Parents try to blame it on all the models andactresses that are so thin. but its more then that, these people constantly feel like they aren't good enough and need to change themselves its usually caused by something thats happened to them also something their parents and influences mihgt have done or do.
She's in rehab for bulimia.
A mental disease that effects both girls and boys, people often think of eating disorders only effecting teenage girls but this is very false. Bulimia can effect both girls and boys of all ages. Bulimia is when someone binges, over eats to an EXTREME and then purges in some way. Usually self-induced vomiting, but also over exercising, fasting, or using laxatives. Bulimia is an addiction, and is different from anorexia because it's not always about losing weight or getting thin. It's a coping mechanism as well, and usually bulimics are a normal weight, or sometimes even over weight. It's a very serious disease that eventually WILL be fatal if not stopped. Treatment is often necessary, but not always.
"I think Jill is bulimic, she always goes to the bathroom after meals"
"Not necessarily, she doesn't seem to over eat too much which is a big bulimia symptom."
A horrible eating disorder in which the person, usually a young girl, eats large ammounts of food then feels bad and finds some way to "purge" themselves of the calories.
Many bulimics are recovering anorexics. They've had to deal with denying themselves their favorite food for so long that now they don't have the will power neccisary to do it any more, so they gorge themselves and puke, exersive, or use laxitives to get rid of it afterwards.
Like anorexics, bulimics sometimes do what they do to feel in control. But they do so without the same self control that anorexics have, and bulimics are harder to catch with more severe symptoms then anorexics.
Amy had only been home from Anorexia rehab for two days, when her mom found her barfing up an entire cake. She's checked back into rehab for Bulimia now.