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    1. What Does Bulimia Do to Your Body?

      Bulimia is a serious eating disorder that can do permanent damage to your body and your mental health. Learn about the physical and psychological risks.

    2. Bulimia Nervosa

      Bulimia nervosa -- bulimia, for short -- is an eating disorder that is characterized by episodes of binge eating followed by vomiting, fasting or other inappropriate methods of weight control.

    3. What Are the Symptoms of Bulimia?

      Do you know the signs that someone may have the eating disorder bulimia nervosa?

    4. Understanding Bulimia: Prevention

      WebMD offers a concise overview of bulimia prevention.

    5. Understanding Bulimia: Treatment

      Understand the treatment of bulimia with the help of the experts at WebMD.

    6. Understanding Bulimia: The Basics

      Learn more from WebMD about the basics of bulimia - its causes, characteristics, and effects on the body.

    7. Bulimia Nervosa - When To Call a Doctor

      Call your health professional immediately if you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with bulimia and now is not able to pass urine, notices that his or her heart skips beats or beats slower than normal, has severe abdominal pain, or is vomiting

    8. Bulimia: Misuse of Ipecac Syrup - Topic Overview

      Syrup of ipecac is a medicine that causes vomiting. Its purpose is to empty the stomach after poisoning or drug overdose. It works by irritating the stomach lining until a person vomits. Some people who have bulimia nervosa use ipecac regularly to make themselves vomit. If used too often,ipecac can cause: Diarrhea. Drowsiness. Coughing or choking. Low blood pressure and a rapid heartbeat. ...

    9. Bulimia: Overuse of Laxatives - Topic Overview

      People who have bulimia nervosa often overuse laxatives to get rid of food eaten during a binge eating episode. Laxatives speed up the passage of stool through the body by irritating the lining of the intestines. Laxatives do not reduce the number of calories the body absorbs from food. However,laxatives may cause a person to lose weight because they increase the amount of water eliminated ...

    10. Bulimia Nervosa - Home Treatment

      Home treatment is very important for people who have bulimia. You will set individual goals along with your doctor, nutritionist, and professional counselor. Some of these goals may include: Practicing emotional self - care. Don't blame yourself for your

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