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Were you looking for information about Bulimia? Bullemia 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 condition is more than just a problem with food -- it often has roots in psychological problems. Although there is no single known cause of bulimia, some factors that may play a role in its development include biology, culture, personal feelings, and stressful life events or life changes.
Treating bulimia involves confronting the underlying psychological issues as well as teaching a person how to eat normally again. A few types of therapy that have worked to help people with the disorder include individual, group, and family therapy.
(Click Bulimia for the full eMedTV article on this topic, which provides more detail on how you can help a friend who has bulimia, factors that can play a role in its development, and problems that the disorder may cause to a pregnant woman or her unborn child. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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