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Bulimia is more commonly seen in females than in males. Adolescents and young adults are likely to be affected more than other age groups. Bulimia impacts all aspects of a person life. People who have bulimia are less likely to normal social relationships and may not be able to function as a normal person due to the... Read all »
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There is no need to suffer in silence, it is important to learn to be honest about your illness and educate those who are close to you and whom you have trust in. People who suffer with bulimia are likely to experience feelings of guilt and shame, but it is not their fault that they have the illness.
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It is critical that the person who is undergoing treatment be willing and comfortable to do so, or the treatments are not likely to be successful. Individuals may undergo treatments on a personal basis, or be part of a group therapy recovery program. There are programs available for individuals to live in a treatment... Read all »
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These substances can cause damage and erosion to the teeth. Teeth may become yellowed and thin due to erosion. The acids are also hard on the esophagus and tissues in the throat and mouth. The esophagus may become thin from active abrasion from stomach acid.
Depression and Bulimia
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Eat a balanced diet
Eating a healthy and balanced diet is necessary for the body to stay balanced and not have blood sugar swings that may provoke one to turn to binge eating behaviors. If the body has the nutrients that it requires to function, cravings will be less, and normal weight will be easier to maintain.... Read all »
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Females who face societal pressures to look a certain way and to be thin are also more likely to become overly concerned with their appearance. Athletes that are expected to be thin, such as dancers and gymnasts may have a higher risk of becoming bulimic. Men are also at risk, it has been discovered that many males... Read all »