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Were you looking for information about Bulimia? Bulimea is a common misspelling of bulimia.
Bulimia is an eating disorder in which someone eats a lot of food in a short amount of time and then purges the food from the body using vomiting, laxatives, pills, or liquids that increase how quickly food moves through the body. This is more than just a problem with food -- it often has roots in psychological problems.
Some of the things that may play a role in the development of bulimia include biology, culture, and stressful events or life changes. Bulimia can be very harmful to the body. Treating it involves confronting the underlying psychological issues as well as teaching a person how to eat normally again.
If you know someone who has bulimia, there are things that you can do to help. Some suggestions include setting a time to talk privately with your friend, telling him or her about your concerns, and expressing your continued support.
(Click Bulimia for the full eMedTV article, which provides more information about behaviors typical of people who have bulimia, factors that can play a role in its development, and how you can help a friend who has the eating disorder. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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