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  1. 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.

  2. Understanding Bulimia: Symptoms

    Learn more from WebMD about the symptoms of the eating disorder bulimia.

  3. Understanding Bulimia: The Basics

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

  4. Understanding Bulimia: Prevention

    WebMD offers a concise overview of bulimia prevention.

  5. Bulimia Nervosa - Treatment Overview

    Treatment for bulimia involves psychological counseling, nutritional counseling, and sometimes medicines such as antidepressants.

  6. 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

  7. Bulimia Nervosa - Cause

    Learn the causes and risk factors of bulimia, including family history, social values, and personality traits like perfectionism.

  8. Bulimia Nervosa - Exams and Tests

    This tool will help you determine whether or not you have an eating disorder such as bulimia nervosa.

  9. Bulimia Nervosa - What Happens

    Bulimia can develop after a person has followed a very restrictive diet. Binging may also be triggered by a stressful event, when food gives you a sense of comfort. Feeling guilty and ashamed of binging can cause you to purge to avoid weight gain.

  10. Bulimia Nervosa - Symptoms

    Symptoms of bulimia include: Repeatedly eating large amounts of food in a short period of time (less than 2 hours). Frequently getting rid of the calories you've eaten (purging) by making yourself vomit, fasting, exercising too much, or misusing laxatives

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