What is bulimia?

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Bulimia can be a tricky eating disorder to detect, since the people who suffer from it are often a seemingly healthy weight. In this article, you’ll learn all about bulimia and compensatory behaviours and find out where you can get help.

Like anorexia, bulimia is caused by an extreme and excessive fear of gaining weight. A bulimic person will engage in binge eating, which means they will eat a very large amount of food in a short period of time, even when they are not hungry; something they will do especially when they are not feeling good about themselves.


After an episode, the person feels a strong sense of guilt and tends to be overly self-critical. They will use inappropriate and extreme ways (called compensatory behaviours) of purging the food they have eaten, like excessive exercise or vomiting.


People who suffer from this condition often have a seemingly healthy weight. This makes the eating disorder more difficult to detect.


If you think you have symptoms of bulimia, it's important that you don't deal with it alone. Talk to someone you trust and seek help from your doctor as soon as possible.


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Source: Aneb ados