Bulimia Nervosa is along with anorexia the most common form of eating disorders. The sufferer purges the body of food and energy, often through a variety of methods. Self-induced vomiting, laxative abuse and extreme exercise are the three main ways. Abuse of diuretics and diet pills are also associated with bulimia. Binges are also common because the body is often starved of food and of course the sufferer believes eating is okay so long as he or she can get rid of it afterwards. Another method is taking syrup of ipecac, which is a stomach poison intended to induce vomiting n those who have accidentally swallowed something toxic. Bulimia often goes hand in hand with anorexia. It has been estimated that 3% of women have suffered from bulimia at sometime in their lives. Like anorexia, bulimia is also present in men. Around 5% of those suffering from an eating disorder are men.
Interesting Facts About Bulimia:
-Stuff your self then vomit
-Go to the bathroom immediately after eating
-Worries about weight
-Controls weight by dieting puking, over exercising, and abuse of laxatives (50 to 100 tablets at a time), diuretics, or emetics
-Eating habits change
-Feels out of control with weight
-Eat foods with high calories
-Feels bad about themselves
-Always talks about food, weight and how to lose it
-Over eats then vomits
-Hiding food and you hide while eating
-Constantly make trips to the bathroom
-Strict about dieting and exercise to undo the bingeing
-Mood swings: depression, self hate etc.
-Use eating and puking as a way to relieve stress
-Feels uncontrollable with food
-Weight change or little or no weight gain even though they eat a lot
-Chronic sore throat
If you or someone you know has an eating disorder please get help. You are hurting the people around you and yourself. You are very important and you need to realize that you have a problem.