What Is 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 is a serious eating disorder and risks include dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, and even stomach rupture, heart failure, or death.

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Candace Cameron Bure, best known for her role as DJ Tanner on the sitcom Full House, struggled with bulimia after the show's eight-year run ended. Now, 15 years later, Bure has a healthy relationship with food and fitness, and has never felt better.
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