is an eating disorder characterized by bingeing (overeating) and
compensatory behavior to counter the bingeing, namely self-induced
vomiting. Bulimics also abuse laxatives, fast, or compulsively exercise
in order to compensate for the bingeing. Bulimics will eat a large
amount of food in one sitting, and then feel guilty or out of control.
This triggers the vomiting or compensatory behavior. Some bulimics
will vomit after eating anything, even small meals and snacks. Bulimia
is obviously detrimental to your health, with many other health concerns
associated with it. Like anorexia, bulimia is treated through therapy,
support groups and psychological treatment.
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