Bulimia Claire Hughes, Sierra Taylor, Dakota Bias, Mckenzie Connor, Catherine Courson, Leah Roper, Gracie Deaton, Breanna Cameron
What is Bulimia? Consuming unusually amounts of food and then feeling no control over it Purging (throwing up) after consuming all of the food Using laxatives to get rid of the food Extreme exercise
Compared to anorexic Differences: People fall in normal range for height and weight Stomach issues from purging Oral and teeth problems Similar: They fear of gaining weight Want to be extremely thin Unhappy with body size and shape Depression Anxiety
Symptoms • Preoccupation with food • Binge eating, usually in private • Vomiting after binging • Use of laxatives or diet pills • Denial of hunger • Compulsive exercise • Swollen salivary glands • Broken blood vessels in the eyes
Binge Eating • Most of us eat a a ton of food every now and then especially at holidays but binge eating is not normal. • They will consume an abnormal amount of food at each setting and do it in hiding. • They usually consume this food every 2 hours. • They feel as they have no control over the amount of food they are consuming.
Purging • After eating this amount of food, they feel that they need to get rid of it. • They will make themselves vomit, take laxatives or water pills, or perform an extreme amount of exercise. • Most of these do not work because the laxative and water pills make you lose water weight and by vomiting most likely you have already consumed the calories.
Weight loss Their weight is usually normal and will go up and down from all of the purging. You can’t tell they have anything wrong because they usually are not losing weight.
Who it effects? And why? Adolescent females are usually most common to have bulimia Depressed individuals Fear of being overweight Wanting to fit in No control
Treatment Support groups Therapy Anti-depressants Rehabilitation centers
References • http://www.anad.org/get-information/about-eating-disorders/bulimia-nervosa/?gclid=CNa5te_4xbgCFevm7AodDW0AiA • Teen Health Textbook • http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000341.htm