Anorexia vs bulimia dangerous

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Avatar m tn As I am sure you are aware, anorexia and bulimia starve the heart, and the consequences are grave.
Avatar f tn How many times do you have to puke yourself to be considered bulimic? Does anorexia or bulimia cause hair loss? And is there any possible way that any of this could cause my hands to shake?
554703 tn?1227497870 I never had an eating disorder per say, but years ago during a hard time with my Ex-husband, I didn't eat much and when I did, I only ate things like rice and ham. I lost 39 pounds in 5 weeks and woke up one morning with my heart beating all over the place and was rushed to the ER. Long story short, I was told I was close to joining Karen Carpenter. Karen died from "heartbeat irregularities brought on by chemical (electrolyte) imbalances associated with anorexia nervosa.
785277 tn?1244324809 More importantly however is addressing the issue of anorexia and bulimia. There are other major health issues that need to be addressed as well. I suggest you post in the Anorexia/Bulimia/Binge Eating section in the Ask a Doctor forum to find out more. Sorry I don't particularly deal with it in terms of overall health.
639965 tn?1228344380 For more information and treatment options on anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, you could visit the bella vita website.
989299 tn?1306708607 I have had an ED for years, mix of anorexia, bulimia & binge eating disorder, if anyone can relate, or understand, and can talk to me about it? Message me if so? thanks.
Avatar f tn Fatigue; dizziness; hair loss; motor skill impairment; lanugo (downy hair that grows all over the body after extreme fat loss, as a last ditch effort to keep warm); insomnia; sleep cycle impairment; tooth decay; tooth loss; increased susceptibility to infection; liver failure; kidney failure (extremely common, and often sets in early on during starvation), heart failure; heart attack; anal prolapse; muscle deterioration; ulcers; decreased or absent bowel function; loss of menstruation leading
1564404 tn?1295154236 9ft and 132 pound im clealy not anorexic but i continue to restrict and the last 2 moth have only lost 7pounds because i have binged and purged 3 times i feel like a fat failure because i feel i have plateaued on my weight toss but i am to tired to up my workouts. after looking at the criteria for anorexia and bulimia i fit neither does this mean i don't suffer from an eating disorder?
Avatar n tn I've been trying to find out how long someone can live with anorexia/bulimia, but can't find anything. I guess it really depends on the individual, but there's not even a range given. Any ideas? A little background: I've had anorexia for 14 years and bulimia for 2. I've been very fortunate in not having any serious medical complications, however in the last 3 years my eating disorder has become my entire life.
Avatar m tn I was wondering if her doctors have considered issues like bulimia/ anorexia in her. Other than this issues that may need to be considered are recurrent infections, food allergies/ intolerance, parasitic infestations etc. Without a clinical evaluation it would be inappropriate on my side to comment further. I would suggest a detailed evaluation by a gastroenterologist for the above mentioned possibilities. After a cause is diagnosed, it can be managed accordingly. Hope this helps. Take care!
Avatar n tn Im a 23 year old female, Im a social worker (so yes this is a very difficult situation) I have been diagnosed with anorexia/bulimia, OCD and depression-for approx 1 year now. I dropped from 185 to my lowest ever 106lbs. I recently went to my doctor and was prescribed cirpralex....I am now reading that is helped to treat bulimia. I no i shouldn't be, but anyone who has had an eating disorder can understand that Im now freaking out!!!!
Avatar f tn Dear MinneG, Since your question is weight related, (even though you are not dealing with Anorexia) you are more likely to get a more appropriate response by posting your question on the "Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating (Expert Forum)" of this website.
Avatar f tn To get to the point, I've had an eating disorder for a few years, since I was almost 11, and now I'm 15. It's varied from anorexia to bulimia, but these past few years its centered around binging and purging. For the past few months, I've found blood in my vomit. Its a dark brown and it resembles coffee grounds. I've also been having sharp pains in my abdominal and chest, which usually don't last long at all. Lately, though, the chest pains have been lingering.
Avatar f tn t stand it any longer !!! There seems to be so much help out there for bulimia and anorexia but not just binge eating. And please don't tell me all eating disorders are the same. I know I'm not the only one with this problem, but I don't know anyone that has it as bad as I do. Is there anyone that can offer me any help????
Avatar f tn Diabetes and Bulimia are a deadly duo, To say "As per I knew there is no relation between bulimia for diabetes." is incorrect. This link produced 1,510,000 hits on the subject. As you review each thread you'll see lots of distinct relationships between bulimia and diabetes.
Avatar f tn Hi, I read your post, and I'm not a Dr but I am a nurse and my stepdaughter has bulimia and I am a compulsive over-eater. I does sound like you could have bulimia, but I would advise you to see a Dr to be properly diagnosed.
Avatar f tn I have been working on recovering from bulimia/anorexia, which I've suffered from for 15 years, and I have been in numerous treatments both in and out patient. I no longer suffer with anorexia but still have issues with bulimia but have improved immensely in many ways. However, I do still binge/purge once a day but do not allow myself to do it more than that on any day.
1106321 tn?1258580667 hi, my 12 year old son was diagnosed with anorexia,bulimia and bipolar,currently hes under state custody due to all hospital and clinics stays over the last year,including 8-10 weeks at dallas child. hosp..... every time he came home he will start all over now im geting ready for him to come back,maybe by end of jan. 2010, but i feel that im not ready,that i have to do more research andget ppl from my fam.
Avatar f tn It begins to become a habit and soon, when you are recovering from anorexia and bulimia (if you started throwing up) you would hardly be able to keep your food down at every meal. At 90 pounds, you are close to dying. If you start throwing up you can rupture your esophagus and possibly an organ, bleeding to death internally. It sounds like your combined anorexia and self harm is a form of seeking control. Although I can always be wrong, it's likely a main cause.
Avatar f tn I'm having a very tough time at college. I have been trying to recover from Anorexia for over a year. I was doing well at home. I was making my own foods and increasing my calories. I moved away for college and I want to go home. I'm doing much worse than before. I cannot make my own food since I live in a dorm and I always feel tired because I can't sleep right, my bones and joints ache, I get dizzy, urinate frequently, and feel very full after I eat anything.