Video: ❶ Symptoms Of Bulimia
Bulimia is a disease that most commonly affects adolescents and girls between the ages of 18 and 25. It is expressed in the fact that the patient strives to consume as much food as possible, and then runs to the toilet and provokes vomiting. It is important to notice the symptoms of this dangerous disease in time in order to convince the patient to seek help from a doctor. Location: Location: Unlike anorexia, bulimia does not deplete the patient, so a person suffering from bulimia cannot be distinguished from the crowd, focusing only on severe thinness and a categorical refusal to eat.
There are two types of bulimia:
- classic (the patient constantly induces vomiting or abuses diuretics, laxatives or enemas);
- bulimia, as the second stage of anorexia (the patient is strenuously starving or is actively involved in sports).
Most often, bulimists are betrayed by two things: an inhuman appetite and a desire to get rid of consumed calories. The appearance of a bulimic patient is usually not distinguished by any deviations from normal weight, but each case of bulimia is, nevertheless, individual.
In most cases, such people tend to hide their uncontrollable appetite from others. “Hiding”, they often gorge themselves, and then induce vomiting in order to get rid of the food they have eaten. In the presence of people, they eat in moderation or restrict food intake.
Bulimic patients carefully monitor their figure and weight, and from time to time follow a diet. Their self-esteem and self-confidence directly depend on their appearance. They often say that they are too fat, ugly and that they definitely need to lose weight.
Common bulimia symptoms:
- low self-esteem;
- depressive state;
- feeling of guilt after eating;
- striving for the ideal;
- denial of the existence of a problem;
- lack of self-control;
- a distorted idea about the norms of a person's weight and about their weight;
- preoccupation with food and their "excess" weight.
Doctors refer to an eating disorder as a specific symptom of bulimia. At least twice a month, for three months in a row, patients have bouts of gluttony (they eat almost all the food they find).