Featured Bulimia Articles
Descriptions of Featured Bulimia Articles
Bulimia is an eating disorder that involves bingeing on food and then purging to avoid weight gain. This eMedTV selection talks about this eating disorder in more detail, including why it occurs, who is affected by it, how it is treated, and more.
Effects of Bulimia
As this eMedTV Web page explains, the effects of bulimia can be seen in the heart, skin, teeth, and psyche. This article explains how the effects are extensive and can be felt even after the disease has been successfully treated.
Biochemistry, genetics, and body image may all lead to a person developing bulimia. This portion of the eMedTV library explains that there is no single known cause of bulimia. More research is needed before causes can be determined with any certainty.
As this eMedTV article explains, someone with bulimia may have symptoms ranging from cycles of binging and purging to heart and dental problems. This Web page discusses other bulimia symptoms in detail, including information on their consequences.
Bulimia statistics show that the condition is developing among females at younger ages than before. This eMedTV segment also provides information about how women are developing bulimia at older ages as well.
Treatment for Bulimia
As this eMedTV article explains, bulimia treatment often involves a combination of psychotherapy, nutritional counseling, and medication. This resource discusses these options in detail and explains how no one method works in all cases.
Dental problems due to bulimia can include cavities, gum disease, and teeth that look "clear." This part of the eMedTV library discusses specific teeth problems that might be experienced by a person who has bulimia.
Bulimia Warning Signs
Some signs of bulimia may be obvious, like excessive weight loss and use of diet pills. However, as this eMedTV article explains, other bulimia warning signs may be more subtle, such as swollen cheeks and teeth that look "clear."
Bulimia Clinical Research
Genetics, appetite control biology, and hormones are all topics of study in bulimia clinical research. This eMedTV Web page describes how this current research is being done in an attempt to better understand and treat bulimia.