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Facts, Signs, and Symptoms of Bulimia

Food can be a great enjoyment for many. The different cuisines, delicacies, preparations, etc, can make people want to keep trying different types of food. But, there are some people who, despite being able to appreciate all this cannot eat them all. These people suffer from an eating disorder called Bulimia.

What Is Bulimia?

Known as Bulimia Nervosa, this is an eating disorder wherein the person goes through a phase of binge eating, where they just keep eating anything and everything and then they purge. Meaning they just throw up all that food they just ate. The reason these people bring out the food forcibly is to ensure they don’t gain weight.

How Does This Work?

When your stomach is hungry and you are craving for some food, it is possible to starve yourself and go on a diet, but no one knows how long this will last. People who suffer from Bulimia take the other route, where they satisfy all the cravings so that the body does not feel starved. Once their pallets and stomach is satisfied, they bring out the food, before it can digest and increase the calories in the body.

This works because the body is tricked into believing that it has had its fill and is now sick. When you feel sick, you cannot eat immediately, hence it successfully curbs your appetite too. Wondering how to make yourself sick like these people? Simple, you just have to stick their finger down their throat and bring it all out.

How To Spot

Do you suspect someone might be suffering from this condition? Here are a few signs and symptoms to watch out for:

  • They are over conscious about their weight and keep worrying about gaining even a little weight.
  • They prefer to eat alone so that no one notices them binging and rushing off to the nearest restroom
  • Pinprick marks on the face caused by bursting of blood vessels when vomit is constantly induced

Sore or scrapped fingers from scraping their teeth while trying to put their finger down their throat