Bulimia Nervosa

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Who becomes Bulimic?

An estimated 1.1 percent to 4.2 percent of females have bulimia nervosa in their lifetime, but this disorder, as with anorexia nervosa is becoming increasingly prevalent in the male population.

It was once thought that women of color were protected from eating disorders by their cultures. These cultures tend to be more accepting of all body sizes. However, research shows that as women of color are more exposed to images of thin women, they are more likely to get eating disorders.

Other Useful links about Bulimia

  • Bulimia Nervosa Overview
    • Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder associated with binge eating and inappropriate compensatory behaviors used to prevent weight gain. Read more about Bulimia Nervosa.
  • What happens to your body with Bulimia?
    • Read about what happens to your body with Bulimia. See what happens with such things as hair, your muscles and joints, skin, hormones, and intestines with bulimia.
  • What causes Bulimia?
    • There is no single known cause of bulimia. Some causes of bulimia include, culture, family, psychology and stressful life events or changes.
  • What are the signs of Bulimia
    • A person with bulimia may be thin, overweight, or normal weight. This makes it hard to know if someone has bulimia. But there are warning signs of bulimia to look out for.
  • Prognosis and Treatment for Bulimia
    • Read about Bulimia treatment, which may include individual therapy, family therapy, neurofeedback or medicine.
  • What should I do if I think someone I know has Bulimia?
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