What is Bulimia Nervosa?

Bulimia nervosa is one type of eating disorder in which a person regularly eats excessive amounts of food (binge eats) and then attempts to eliminate (purge) the consequences of overeating by vomiting, taking laxatives or diuretics, fasting or exercising excessively. This is often referred to as “binge and purge.”

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Eating Disorders: Awareness is the First Step

Initial weight loss may be attributed to a growth spurt, with a child “thinning out” or losing her “baby fat.” Adolescents may start to restrict their food choices, citing new commitments to vegetarianism, “clean” eating, or a gluten-free diet, masking the eating disorder’s true drive to limit overall caloric intake.

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Binge Eating Disorder: Not Just Overeating

Binge eating, binge watching Netflix, binge drinking, binge shopping. There are many uses in our culture for the word “binge.” But what does it really mean? By definition, binge means indulging in an activity to excess. One activity people often associate with the word binge is eating.

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Eating Disorder Awareness: 3 Things You Should Know

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PediaByte 42: Bulimia Nervosa

Listen to Dr. Mike and Dr. Terrill Bravender discuss bulimia nervosa.