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Bulimia


Bulimia:  Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder and mental health condition 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 by taking a laxative to purge or by vomiting.

Bulimia nervosa is nine times more likely to occur in women than men. The vast majority of those suffering from bulimia nervosa are of normal weight.

Signs of bulimia nervosa include an obsessive attitude towards food and eating, an overcritical attitude to their weight and shape, and frequent visits to the bathroom after eating, after which the person might appear flushed and have scarred knuckles (from forcing fingers down the throat to bring on vomiting).

If you have an eating disorder such as bulimia, the first step is to recognise that you have a problem. Then, you need to visit your doctor for a medical check-up and advice on how to get treatment.

Bulimia Organisations

Beat - The UK's Eating Disorder Charity

https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/


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