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bulimia nervosa

Bulimia is an eating disorder in which a person regularly binge eats, then tries to prevent weight gain by self-induced vomiting, water pills, laxatives, fasting or extreme exercising.


Symptoms may include:

  • frequent binge eating
  • feeling a lack of control over eating
  • regular self-induced vomiting
  • using laxatives or water pills
  • strict dieting, fasting or vigorous exercise to prevent weight gain
  • judging oneself mainly by body shape and weight
  • reducing food or liquids
  • salt and fluid imbalance
  • menstrual problems
  • hair loss
  • chronic sore throat

Treatment may include:

  • individual, group and/or family psychotherapy
  • nutrition counseling
  • medical or psychiatric hospitalization

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