Understanding Bulimia: Prevention

Medically Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari, MD on September 08, 2020

How Can I Prevent Bulimia?

Once a disease like bulimia has developed, prevention focuses on trying to keep it from getting more severe and causing harm to a person's body and sense of self. This can be difficult, as eating disorders can go on secretly for a long time before others suspect what is happening and intervene.

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