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Bulimia is best described by episodes of binge eating followed by various methods of trying to control one's weight. These methods might include, self-induced vomiting (purging), excessive exercise, abuse of laxatives or abuse of diuretics. This cycle of overeating, purging and experiencing the feelings afterwards, can become as compulsive and obsessive as drug addiction or alcoholism.
The core of bulimia and the secrecy that is connected with it stems from the shame that bulimics attach to the disorder. Compulsive eating is not triggered by intense hunger. It is often the response to feelings of sadness, depression or stress. Compulsive eating or binge eating often produces an immediate feeling of calm (euphoria) this is followed by anxiety and self-loathing for overeating. In an attempt to offset possible weight gain and to deal with the feelings of anxiety and self-loathing, you embrace a method to rid yourself of food and calories (self-induced vomiting, laxatives, diuretics or exercising compulsively). Immediately after expelling food or fluids you may experience feelings of euphoria and relief. Unfortunately, these feelings are short lived, as the shame attached to the behavior sets in. To deal with the depression and shame, you see overeating as a solution. This becomes a vicious cycle, similar to addiction. Bulimia treatment is crucial to both your physical and mental health.
Not all bulimics engage in self-induced vomiting or the abuse laxatives, enemas or diuretics. Many fast for days after binge eating. Others turn to drugs such as cocaine, amphetamines or crystal meth. Regardless of which method you choose, the goal is to gain control of your weight, feelings, and people around you. Unfortunately, this can never be accomplished.
There are great health risks associated with bulimia:
- Heart problems
- Esophageal ruptures
- High cholesterol
- Dental problems
- Gastrointestinal problems
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