How Does Bulimia Affect The Digestive System?

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Definition

Bulimia is an illness in which a person binges on food or has regular episodes of overeating and feels a loss of control. The affected person then uses various methods -- such as vomiting or laxative abuse -- to prevent weight gain.

Many (but not all) people with bulimia also have anorexia nervosa.


Alternative Names

Bulimia nervosa; Binge-purge behavior; Eating disorder - bulimia


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Many more women than men have bulimia. The disorder is most common in...

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