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  1. Understanding Bulimia: Prevention

    WebMD offers a concise overview of bulimia prevention.

  2. Understanding Bulimia: The Basics

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

  3. Understanding Anorexia -- Diagnosis and Treatment

    Learn more from WebMD about recognizing the signs of anorexia and getting help for it.

  4. Understanding Anorexia -- Symptoms

    Learn more from WebMD about the symptoms of anorexia.

  5. Understanding Anorexia -- the Basics

    Get the basics on anorexia from the experts at WebMD.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. Bulimia Nervosa - What Increases Your Risk

    The risk of developing bulimia or another eating disorder is based on several factors.

  9. 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

  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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