Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
Bulimia Anorexia or Bulimia is a psychological eating disorder
characterized by intentional purging and the use of abusive
and inappropriate methods to flush out the foods consumed.
Like many eating disorders, the definite cause of Bulimia
still unknown and people suffering from the disorder always
refuse to acknowledge their condition even after they have
already undergone medical diagnosis.
It is difficult to say if a person is suffering from Bulimia
because there are many Bulimics who maintain good eating habits
in public. Bulimics who binge-eat do so in private and also
purge privately to avoid the scrutiny of others. You won't
be able to determine by a way a person looks if he is suffering
from Bulimia. Most Bulimics are able to keep the excess weight
off by purging the excess food that they take in. Bulimics
like Anorectics suffer from poor self-esteem and have distorted
body images and will do almost anything to lose more weight
or keep the unwanted pounds off.
The most common type of Bulimia is forced vomiting although
laxative-abuse is also on the rise. Aside from malnutrition,
people suffering from Bulimia Nervosa may suffer from one
or several of these diseases: Peptic ulcers, dehydration,
inflammation of the esophagus, iron deficiency or anemia,
muscle atrophy, depression, teeth erosion and others.
Like the other eating disorders, Bulimia may be cured under
the supervision of a qualified therapist or doctor.