• People who have bulimia go through periods where they eat a lot of food in a very short amount of time (binge eating) and then make themselves sick, use laxatives (medication to help them poo) or do excessive exercise, or a combination of these, to try to stop themselves gaining weight. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Bulimia can eventually lead to physical problems associated with not getting the right nutrients, vomiting a lot, or overusing laxatives. (www.nhs.uk)
  • People with bulimia eat large amounts of food at one time, then try to get rid of the food or weight gain by throwing up, taking laxatives, fasting (not eating anything), or exercising a lot more than normal. (womenshealth.gov)
  • An individual with bulimia will attempt to avoid weight gain by vomiting or using laxatives, diuretics, or enemas. (bartleby.com)
  • Bulimia is an eating disorder where a person engages in a cycle of binge eating (large amounts of food) and purging (vomiting, use of laxatives, excessive exercising and fasting) several times a week. (colgate.com)
  • Bulimia nervosa, usually referred to as bulimia, is defined as uncontrolled episodes of overeating (bingeing) and usually followed by purging (self-induced vomiting), misuse of laxatives, enemas, or medications that cause increased production of urine, fasting or excessive exercise to control weight. (chw.org)
  • Bulimia, laxatives, and diuretics. (healthboards.com)
  • Bulimia differs from anorexia nervosa binge-eating/purging in that the patient is defined as a compulsive eater, often consuming large amounts of food secretly and then purging or using laxatives, etc., to rid themselves of the unwanted calories. (aapc.com)
  • Practices for victims of bulimia nervosa differ in that the victims will binge on incredibly large and abnormal quantities of food and then purge, which is often done by either inducing vomit or taking laxatives, in order to rid their bodies of the large mass of food in which they consumed while binging. (exampleessays.com)
  • Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder in which a person eats excessive amounts of food in a short period of time (binge eating), with a sense of lack of control over eating, and then engages in compensatory behaviors to prevent weight gain, such as vomiting, use of laxatives, diuretics, other medications, fasting or excessive exercise. (chop.edu)
  • Some people with bulimia use laxatives, an enema, or diuretic after binge eating. (chop.edu)
  • People with bulimia typically respond to those negative thoughts by binge eating (eating abnormally large amounts of food over a short period of time) and then purging the food eaten by vomiting, fasting, exercising excessively, or using laxatives, diuretics, or weight-loss medications in order to keep from gaining weight. (akronchildrens.org)
  • Most often, a stepped approach is used to treat bulimia. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Medicines are sometimes used to help treat bulimia or the health problems it causes. (drugs.com)
  • As new therapies to treat bulimia are introduced, their potential adverse effects must be taken into account. (medscape.com)
  • What are the different types of bulimia? (chw.org)
  • The role of the brain's opioid receptor system - or endorphin system - may hold the key to understanding and treating bulimia nervosa, according to research reported in the Society of Nuclear Medicine's August issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (news-medical.net)
  • Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is the most common type of therapy used for treating bulimia nervosa. (mentalhealth.org.uk)
  • Treating Bulimia is often so challenging and when it works this well it can be an inspiration to other people who may be treating or suffering from this challenge. (emofree.com)
  • Another important aspect of treating bulimia is to help the patient erase the thoughts of negative body image. (indiaparenting.com)
  • Fluoxetine (Prozac ® ) is currently the only U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved drug for treating bulimia. (achievesolutions.net)
  • What are the causes of bulimia? (healthyplace.com)
  • At this time, areas on two chromosomes appear to be one of the causes of bulimia nervosa and anorexia but scientists are doubtful that a single gene will ever be found. (healthyplace.com)
  • It is thought that those already vulnerable to the causes of bulimia as listed above may have bulimia triggered by dieting. (healthyplace.com)
  • While dieting is not thought to be one of the direct causes of bulimia, bulimia is most frequently preceded by one or more incidences of dieting. (healthyplace.com)
  • Likewise, life stressors may be one of the causes of bulimia and tend to directly precede the development of an eating disorder . (healthyplace.com)
  • While race is not a risk factor, a culture's beliefs can be one of the causes of bulimia. (healthyplace.com)
  • The main body image disorder known as one of the causes of bulimia is known as body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). (healthyplace.com)
  • What are the causes of bulimia?A lot of factors can be responsible for bulimia nervosa but the exact cause cannot be determined. (indiaparenting.com)
  • The causes of bulimia aren't entirely clear. (akronchildrens.org)
  • To determine the outcome of patients with bulimia nervosa and symptomatic breast hypertrophy (macromastia) who had reduction mammaplasty and to identify factors that were associated with positive outcomes. (nih.gov)
  • This series of patients with bulimia nervosa and macromastia experienced significant improvement in symptoms related to their eating disorder and their breast hypertrophy following reduction mammaplasty. (nih.gov)
  • As a rule, patients with bulimia nervosa have social phobia and body image distortions. (aaom.org)
  • However, antidepressant medications are not as effective as Cognitive behavior therapy in the management of bulimia nervosa. (ayushveda.com)
  • Experts have coined the term "exercise bulimia," or compulsive exercise, to describe the phenomenon of obsessively burning off the calories you consume. (refinery29.com)
  • Exercise Bulimia can sometimes go unnoticed because exercise is something that is seen as healthy, but just because a person looks healthy does not mean they are. (wikipedia.org)
  • What Is Exercise Bulimia? (esquire.com)
  • Coming to terms with exercise bulimia. (esquire.com)
  • I used to think that my fitness regimen was admirable, a point of pride, but I've come to recognize it as an eating disorder called exercise bulimia. (esquire.com)
  • A 20-minute session of transcranial direct current stimulation transiently improves the symptoms of bulimia nervosa sufferers, according to a study published January 25, 2017, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Maria Kekic from King's College London, UK, and colleagues. (eurekalert.org)
  • 2017) Single-Session Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Temporarily Improves Symptoms, Mood, and Self-Regulatory Control in Bulimia Nervosa: A Randomised Controlled Trial. (eurekalert.org)
  • Maria Kekic , first author of the study, from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's College London, said: 'Our study suggests that a non-invasive brain stimulation technique suppresses the urge to binge eat and reduces the severity of other common symptoms in people with bulimia nervosa, at least temporarily. (kcl.ac.uk)
  • Genes , hormones , and other biological factors may contribute to developing bulimia. (psychologytoday.com)