Bulimics may appear quite “normal” and able to cope up with life, but inside they are insecure, lack confidence and are vulnerable. Those who suffer from this eating disorder may also be moody and secretive.
Those who suffer from the eating disorder Bulimia Nervosa experience episodes of binge eating followed by purging. The desire to lose weight and an unhealthy body image causes sufferers to purge by induced vomiting, using laxatives or other methods. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment for Bulimia Nervosa, including advice and tips for those in recovery, how to spot warning signs and help a loved one suffering from the disorder.
Families can help a recovering bulimic by being great listeners, seeking professional advice where necessary and setting good examples when it comes to healthy eating habits and lifestyle. Learn more about the right way to help a loved one who is on the path to recovery from bulimia.
A life-threatening binge and purge disorder, bulimia is characterized by bouts of excessive overeating followed by attempts to get rid of the food or calories through various means such as induced vomiting. To answer the question, ‘what is bulimia?’ we’ll look at causes and symptoms.
Overcoming bulimia will not be the easiest challenge you have ever faced, but with determination, faith in yourself, and by following these tips, you can learn how to conquer this eating disorder.
As difficult as it may be for some to understand, an eating disorder is a form of mental illness. The two primary eating disorders are anorexia nervosa and bulimia, also referred to as bulimia nervosa. This article explains the differences between anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
As someone who struggles with bulimia, you may feel like overcoming your eating disorder is impossible. But take heart! These five pieces of advice for bulimics can help you take control of your eating habits and your life.
Many of us are familiar with the urge to rummage our fridge for food when we feel lonely, bored or just plain stressed. For bulimics the now-and-then feeling of indulging is more like a compulsion. They succumb to their impulses to overeat and are then riddled with guilt so they purge dangerously.
Many people are aware of bulimia, an eating disorder based on binging and purging. But why are people bulimic anyway? Read on to find out.
You see that your daughter looks pale and drawn, and that she seems to have lost a lot of weight recently. But are these red flags for bulimia? Take a look at some of these tips on how to tell if someone is bulimic.
Have you ever asked yourself honestly, “Am I bulimic?” The checklist in this article can help you answer whether the issues you’ve been noticing are actually red flags for bulimia.
Bulimia is a relatively new disorder. Even though the Romans and other ancient cultures regularly feasted and purged, that practice is not the same as bulimia today. This article discusses the history of bulimia from ancient purging practices to the modern evolution of the eating disorder.
Bulimia is known as an eating disorder. It’s now known that eating disorders are more often a result of personal and/or social problems and not related to food choices. Many bulimic behavior patterns are not about food, but instead, about other feelings the bulimic doesn’t know how to deal with.
Seeking counseling for bulimia can be the hardest step toward recovery, but is often times the best step that someone with bulimia takes. Bulimia counseling can be individual, group or in-patient, depending on the needs of the individual.
How does bulimia affect the heart? Find out more about bulimia heart damage, and what the consequences of it can be.
Does light therapy for bulimia nervosa help to break the binge-purge cycle? Find out more about this drug-free way to treating this common eating disorder.
The health problems experienced by long term bulimics worsen as the years progress and may even lead to death of the individual.
Bulimia tips and tricks to help you overcome this disease. Advice involves finding out what triggers bulimia as well as learning to take control over eating habits and getting help from a trusted doctor or counselor.
The presence of bulimia in females is very apparent but most people don’t know that bulimia affects males as well. Bulimia is most common in Western civilization and the effects of bulimia, both short term and long term, are serious and life-threatening.