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How can bulimia cause mouth problems?

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The stomach acid in vomit can damage tooth enamel, making your teeth sensitive to hot and cold. Stomach acid can also discolor your teeth and cause gum disease.

Throwing up from purging creates painful sores in the corners of your mouth and soreness in the throat. And bulimia can lead to enlarged salivary glands in your mouth.

From: What Does Bulimia Do to Your Body? WebMD Medical Reference

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Mayo Clinic: “Bulimia Nervosa.”

UptoDate: “Bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder in adults: Medical complications and their management.”

University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center: “Electrolyte Imbalance.”

National Eating Disorder Association: “Bulimia Nervosa,” “Diabulimia.”

American Heart Association: “Arrhythmia.”

Cedars-Sinai: “Mallory-Weiss Syndrome.”

Mehler, P. , 2015. Journal of Eating Disorders

Bulimia Nervosa Resource Guide: “What are the signs and symptoms of bulimia nervosa?”

Science of Eating Disorders: “Medical Complications of Purging in Bulimia Nervosa.”

Eating Disorders Victoria: “Bulimia Nervosa.”

Holderness, C. , 1994. International Journal of Eating Disorders

Bodell, LP. , 2013. Journal of Psychiatric Research

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on August 03, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Bulimia Nervosa.”

UptoDate: “Bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder in adults: Medical complications and their management.”

University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center: “Electrolyte Imbalance.”

National Eating Disorder Association: “Bulimia Nervosa,” “Diabulimia.”

American Heart Association: “Arrhythmia.”

Cedars-Sinai: “Mallory-Weiss Syndrome.”

Mehler, P. , 2015. Journal of Eating Disorders

Bulimia Nervosa Resource Guide: “What are the signs and symptoms of bulimia nervosa?”

Science of Eating Disorders: “Medical Complications of Purging in Bulimia Nervosa.”

Eating Disorders Victoria: “Bulimia Nervosa.”

Holderness, C. , 1994. International Journal of Eating Disorders

Bodell, LP. , 2013. Journal of Psychiatric Research

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on August 03, 2018

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