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Disease Directory / 07 Jun 2019

BULIMIA NERVOSA

ABSTRACT -

Bulimia Nervosa is a potential life threatening eating disorder in which people binge secretly, eat large amount of food and try to get rid of it by vomiting out.

Types:

  1. Purging Bulimia Nervosa: Purposely starts vomiting after bingeing or may intake diuretics, enemas to do the same.
  2. Non – purging Bulimia Nervosa: Finds out other inappropriate methods to compensate binge eating.

CAUSES –

  • Abusive or traumatic incidence
  • Stress
  • Low self-esteem and confidence
  • Social media influence
  • Binging might occur more when professional requirement demands skinny body type

CAUSES –

  • Age
  • Heredity
  • Teen-age
  • Emotional issues
  • Psychological problem
  • Social media
  • Artistic pressure

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS –

  • Improper Bowel Function
  • Bloating
  • Dehydration
  • Dizziness
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Cramps in muscle
  • Amenorrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Obsession with body weight
  • Repeated binge eating

DIAGNOSIS –

  • Physical Test
  • Blood Test
  • Urine Test
  • Psychological Examination

TREATMENT –

  • Psychotherapy
    1. Behavior Therapy – Dealing with negative thought process of mind to think healthy and positive
    2. Family based Therapy – To understand the history of the patient
    3. Interpersonal Psychotherapy – Helps to improve overall personality.
  • Medication for Bulimia – Antidepressants like Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, Wellbutrin
  • Physical Exercises
  • Proper nutrition and diet

EPIDEMIOLOGY-

  • Estimation shows that 3.5% women and 2.0% men are affected with binge eating disorder globally.

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