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  1. 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

  2. Bulimia Nervosa - What Increases Your Risk

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

  3. Bulimia Nervosa - Topic Overview

    Is this topic for you? Bulimia is one of the most common eating disorders. If you want information on other eating disorders, see the topics Anorexia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder.

  4. Bulimia Nervosa - Cause

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

  5. 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

  6. Bulimia Nervosa - Exams and Tests

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

  7. Anorexia Nervosa - Topic Overview

    Anorexia is one of the most common eating disorders.

  8. Anorexia Complications - Topic Overview

    Almost half of people who have anorexia nervosa will eventually develop symptoms (binge-purge behaviors) of another eating disorder called bulimia nervosa. 1 Long-term or severe anorexia also can cause serious medical complications,such as: 2 Osteoporosis,which results from a lack of calcium in the diet as well as too much cortisol and too little estrogen in the body. The teenage years are ...

  9. Anorexia Nervosa - What Increases Your Risk

    The risk of developing anorexia nervosa increases if you have a family history of an eating disorder, obesity, or a mood disorder (such as anxiety or depression), have certain personality traits and emotional conditions, such as perfectionism, perseveranc

  10. Eating Disorders: Cultural and Social Factors - Topic Overview

    Eating disorders occur most often in industrialized cultures where there is an emphasis on thinness,especially if thinness is linked to success. Magazines,television,and other media have created an unrealistic image of the perfect,successful person. The pressure to be thin can lead to intense dieting,even in very young children,which can turn into an eating disorder in people who are more ...

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