Health risks include
tearing of the esophogus
lowered body tempature
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
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
"Not necessarily, she doesn't seem to over eat too much which is a big bulimia symptom."