What is Bulimia Nervosa?
Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of binge eating followed by inappropriate compensatory behaviors such as purging, fasting, or excessive exercise to manage weight and shape.
Bulimia Nervosa is a serious eating disorder characterized by a cycle of recurrent episodes of binge eating, during which individuals consume large quantities of food in a short period, often followed by feelings of guilt and distress. To manage their weight and shape, individuals with bulimia engage in inappropriate compensatory behaviors such as self-induced vomiting, laxative or diuretic use, fasting, or excessive exercise. This condition can lead to a range of physical and psychological health problems, including electrolyte imbalances, dental issues, and mood disturbances. Treatment for bulimia typically involves therapy, nutritional counseling, and medical monitoring to help individuals address their disordered eating behaviors, develop healthier relationships with food, and manage the underlying emotional and psychological issues driving the disorder. Early intervention is essential in preventing further harm and aiding recovery for those affected by bulimia.