Bulimia is one of the eating disorders wherein an individual literally stuffs himself or herself with large amounts of food and then purges that food either through forced regurgitation or use of laxatives. A fear of weight gain drives this disorder, and many people with bulimia also suffer from anorexia. Like anorexia this is a progressive condition, but due to the clandestine behavior of those affected by it this condition can go unchecked for quite some time.
Bulimia has long term affects that can range from severe to deadly. Bulimia has an effect on hair, skin, nails, and teeth, as well as, your gastrointestinal organs, cardiovascular, and respiratory organs. In addition to the physical aspects of bulimia, depression, anxiety, and isolation also occurs.
If you or someone you love has been affected by this eating disorder seek help now. You don’t have to continue to suffer the shame and physical effects of bulimia. Don’t wait for your condition to progress to the point of hospitalization or permanent damage. Seek help now. Our helpline is available 24 hours a day for individuals ready to take that first step towards freedom and for their families seeking assistance: Call us on (800) 444-1014