Inpatient Bulimia Treatment Florida - Mental Health Treatment in South Florida - Transformations Treatment Center
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Bulimia is a psychological eating disorder in which you have episodes of binge eating (consuming a large quantity of food in one sitting). During these binges, you have no sense of control over your eating. Afterward, you try inappropriate ways to lose weight such as:Bulimia, also called bulimia nervosa, tends to start in late childhood or early adulthood
You feel disgusted and ashamed when you binge, and relieved once you purge. People with bulimia usually weigh within the normal range for their age and height. But they may fear gaining weight, want to lose weight, and feel very dissatisfied with their bodies. We don't know the exact cause of bulimia.
Researchers believe this eating disorder may begin with dissatisfaction with your body and extreme concern with your size and shape. Usually, you have low self-esteem and fear becoming overweight. Other risk factors include: Different people may have different symptoms of bulimia.
Physical symptoms of bulimia can include: Behavioral symptoms of bulimia may include: Eating uncontrollably, followed by purging, hoarding or stealing food. Food rituals, like eating only a certain food, chewing more than necessary, or not allowing foods to touch. Skipping meals or eating only small portions during meals. Feeling out of control. Vomiting or abusing laxatives or diuretics to try to lose weight. Using the bathroom frequently after meals. Excessive exercising. Preoccupation with body weight. Depression or mood swings Drinking large amounts of water or calorie-free beverages. Often using mints, gum, or mouthwash. Avoiding friends and activities you used to enjoy.
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