Bulimia or Bulimia Nervosa is a serious eating disorder and potentially life-threatening. Mental disorders can be associated with extreme levels of low self-esteem, alcoholism, depression, and self-harm acts.
People with bulimia will eat the food in excessive amounts, then forced out of the body by vomiting or using laxatives. How unhealthy is performed by suffers to eliminate excess calories that have been consumed for weight is maintained.
Symptoms of Bulimia
The main indication that a person suffering from bulimia are eating food in excess, although suffers do not feel hungry. This process can be triggered by emotional problems, such as stress or depression. Suffers then feel guilt, regret and self-loathing that would force the body to remove all the calories that have been entered. This method is generally carried out by forcing herself to vomit or use laxatives to trigger the process of defecation. People with bulimia experience this cycle at least more than two times a week for at least three months.
In addition to the unhealthy way, there are some other symptoms that suggest bulimia. Among others are :
- So fixated on your weight and body shape, sometimes until it feels no sense
- Always assume negative against his own body shape
- Fear of fat or feel overweight
- Often out of control when eating, for example, continue to eat up a stomachache or eating excessive portions
- Reluctant to eat in public places or in front of others
- Often rushed to the bathroom after eating
- Forcing yourself to vomit, particularly by inserting a finger into the esophagus
- Having damaged teeth and gums
- Excessive exercise
- Using laxatives, diuretics or enemas after eating
- Using supplements or herbal products for weight loss
Causes and Triggers of Bulimia
The main cause of bulimia is not known with certainty. Many factors can increase a person’s risk of developing this disorder. Trigger factors include :
- Gender. Bulimia is more often experienced by women then men.
- Psychological problems, such as low self-esteem, depression, stress, perfectionism, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
- Age. Bulimia usually strikes adolescents and adults.
- Heredity. If people have immediate family members (sibling or parents) who have bulimia, they are at higher risk for experiencing the same disorder.
- Social demands. For example, adolescents who feel the need to lose weight because it affected his friends.
- Demand of the profession. For example, a model that should be slim or athletes who need to keep your weight closely.
If you are suffering from bulimia, immediately consult a doctor. Bulimia is left untreated can lead to serious complications. These problem can be treated with Neuro Acupuncture Bulima Nervosa Treatment and Bulimia Nervosa Herbal Brain Medicine Treatment.