Bulimia Nervosa
Bulimia is characterized by repeated episodes of binge eating followed by self-induced vomiting (purging), misuse of laxatives, diuretics or other medications, fasting, or excessive exercise.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Binging, or eating uncontrollably, often in secret
  • Frequent bathroom use after meals
  • Preoccupation with body weight
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Feeling out of control

Physical Consequences

  • Dehydration
  • Damage to the bowels, liver
    and kidneys
  • Electrolyte imbalance, which can lead to irregular heartbeat and possibly cardiac arrest
  • Swollen glands in neck and face (“chipmunk cheeks”)
  • Heartburn, indigestion
  • Bloating
  • Irregular periods (amenorrhea)
  • Dental problems
  • Constipation
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting blood
  • Weakness, exhaustion
  • Bloodshot eyes