Bulimia is an eating disorder characterized by frequent episodes of eating large amounts of food — and then purge, trying to get rid of the extra calories in an unhealthy way. Bulimia can be categorized in two ways:
- Purging bulimia. You regularly self-induce vomiting or misuse laxatives, diuretics or enemas after bingeing.
- Nonpurging bulimia. You use other methods to rid yourself of calories and prevent weight gain, such as fasting, strict dieting or excessive exercise.
Information about Bulimia
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This content was last modified on: 02/05/2016