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Bulimia

People with bulimia nervosa binge on food, then try to purge the extra calories in dangerous and often secretive ways, such as by vomiting, abusing laxatives, or exercising excessively. Bulimia symptoms can include an obsession with weight and destruction of tooth enamel from vomiting. Bulimia is a serious eating disorder and risks include dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, and even stomach rupture, heart failure, or death due to cardiac arrhythmia.

Bulimia News

  • Study Confirms Eating Disorders’ Deadly Toll

    FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — New research assesses the often fatal outcomes for people with eating disorders, particularly anorexia. The study found that people with anorexia nervosa were five times more likely to die early than those in the general population. Most of the deaths among people with anorexia, which involves a low body [...]

  • Childhood Bullies at Higher Risk for These Disorders

    Bullies may be at increased risk for eating disorders, a new study suggests.

  • Parents Should Be Involved in Teen’s Bulimia Treatment: Study

    FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Teens with bulimia recover faster when their parents are involved in their treatment, new research reports. Traditionally, parents have been excluded from the treatment and counseling of teens with bulimia, the researchers said. But, the study’s authors found that having parents play a role in their children’s treatment was [...]

  • Men With Eating Disorders Often Ignore Symptoms Because It’s a ‘Female Problem’

    The widely held belief that only women experience eating disorders delays men with these conditions from getting treatment, a new British study says.

  • Magnetic Brain Stimulation Shows Promise Against Eating Disorders

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that some patients with anorexia or bulimia who receive targeted, noninvasive magnetic brain stimulation may experience relief from their binge eating and purging behaviors. Doctors used a procedure called “repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation” on 20 patients with entrenched cases of anorexia or bulimia. [...]

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