Bulimia Nervosa

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  • BULIMIA NERVOSA
    • What is it?
      • Mental health condition
      • Eating disorder
      • Try to restrict weight by severely restricting the amount of food they eat
      • Binge eating and purging
        • Make themselves sick or use laxatives
      • 1 in 10 peoploe with eating disorders are male
      • More common in younger people
    • Symptoms
      • Binge eating
      • Purging
      • Regular changes in weight
      • Obsessive attitude towards food and eating
      • Spending large amounts of money on food
      • Disappearing soon after eating
        • Coming back with hair tied up
      • Episodes of over eating
      • Periods of starvation
      • Scarred knuckles from putting fingers down throat to make themselves sick
      • Depression and anxiety
      • Unrealistic opinions about weight and body shape
      • Isolation
    • Causes
      • Low self-esteem
      • Depression
      • Stress
      • Other mental health problems
      • Cultural and social pressure
      • Puberty
      • Genetics
    • Psychological symptoms
      • Impaired memory
      • Low concentration
      • Denial
    • Consequences
      • Emaciation (wasting away)
      • Osteoporosis (bones decalcify)
      • Gastric bleeding
      • Gastric bleeding
      • Reflux vomiting
      • Cardiovascular problems
      • Kidney complaints and diabetes
      • Bowel failure

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