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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. Understanding Bulimia: Treatment

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

  6. 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.

  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 Nervosa - Medications

    Medicines such as antidepressants may reduce the frequency of the binge-purge episodes of bulimia. They may also be used to treat other mental health problems, such as depression, that often occur along with bulimia. Learn more.

  9. 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

  10. Bulimia Nervosa - Surgery

    There is no surgical treatment for bulimia.

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