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Understanding the signs and symptoms of Bulimia Nervosa can help you identify it in yourself or a loved one. Please read the following signs and symptoms to gain a better understanding of what Bulimia Nervosa can look like.
Bulimia Nervosa (BN) is characterized by recurrent episodes of binge eating followed by purging behaviors. For a diagnosis to occur, these patterns must continue at least twice a week on average for three months or more and must not occur exclusively during another eating disorder.
Binges are defined by the following features:
Purging is not just vomiting, though this is common. One may purge through self-induced vomiting, excessive exercise, laxatives, or any other compensatory measures to avoid weight gain.
People with Bulimia can present at any weight. While there can be visible symptoms, many people with an eating disorder attempt to hide their condition. Other symptoms of Bulimia include but are not limited to the following.
Bulimia can be fatal if left unaddressed. Stomach rupture, heart failure, and death are all potential risks. While it can affect anyone, current statistics suggest that the disorder is more common in women.