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suffering from bulimia. I hate this.

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I am suffering from bulimia. I hate this. The truth is I only eat one meal a day and that's dinner. Which I purge. Then I eat a bowl of cereal. I have lost a ton of weight. And am terrified of gaining it back. But the truth is I,m sick of doing this. I think for me personally it's a control thing. This is the thing that I can control. I am a mother of three. I need this to end. Please lend me any advice you can. Thx

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replied April 18th, 2016
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your concern is appreciated

bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder which includes binge eating and then purging. anorexia nervosa is lack of appetite for food so you have both elements to it you are taking less and the which taken is purge but the weight loss history suggest its more of anorexia nervosa. risk factor for bulimia includegenetic predisposition , psychological stress, poor self esteem history of trauma or abuse, major life changes etc.risk factors for anorexia includes family and social pressure. anorexia effects your whole body causing thin and brittle hair,sadness, irritable, bad memory,fainting, slow heart rate, low blood pressure, weak muscles, low potassium and magnesium and many things.both disorders can lead to many complications.the treatment includes consulting a psychiatric treatment modalities include cognitive behavior therapy, counselling, medical treatment for anorexia and also nutritional rehabilitation
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