“No two eating disorders are the same.
No two individuals are the same.
No two paths to recovery are the same.
But everyone's strength to reach recovery IS the same.”
― Brittany Burgunder
What do you mean by bulimia nervosa?
Bulimia nervosa is characterized as an eating disorder in which a person eats a large amount of food and can’t control himself from overeating and their weight is too high. This is a life-threatening disorder. These people also try to lose calories in an unhealthy way. They use the methods like self-induce vomiting, weight loss supplements, diuretics, fasting, excessive exercise and strict dieting. The major thing that is a symptom of this disorder is that guilt which is experienced by the people after they have consumed significant amount of calories. Overeating is bad for the physiological health of such people and guild consumes them mentally.
Well-Known Reasons behind Bulimia Nervosa
The most widely recognized reasons for bulimia nervosa are which we have talked about here:
- Biological issues
- Psychological issues
- Environmental factors
- Emotional health problem
Common Symptoms of Bulimia Nervosa
Following are the most common symptoms of bulimia nervosa:
- Fear of gaining weight
- Conscious with the shape and weight of the body
- Eats large amount of food
- Excessive exercise
- Weight loss supplements
- Self-induced vomiting
- Using laxatives
- Strict diet plan
Bulimia Nervosa wrecks you both mentally and physically and therefore makes you prone to a number of other health concerns. Following are the most common complication you may face if you have bulimia nervosa:
- Lifestyle is disturbing
- Personal relationships disturb due to this behaviour
- Depression due to this behaviour
- Mental and physical health problems
- Heart problems
- Loss of bones and muscles
- Kidney problems
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Negative self-esteem
- Absence of periods in females
- Misuse of drugs and alcohol
Diagnosis of Bulimia Nervosa
Bulimia Nervosa is easy to recognize however the major issue is that on the early onset people do not recognize it as a problem or a mental health concern until they are physiologically affected by it. Following are the methodologies and techniques used by the doctors or psychiatrists:
- Physical examination
- Psychiatric evaluation
- Asking about the symptoms you have experience
- Medical interview
- Behavioural therapy
- Medical history
- Labs tests
Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa
Doctors can treat this type of psychological problems by the following methods and techniques which we discussed here:
- Medical treatment
Doctors will prescribe you an appropriate medication to overcome the symptoms and the disease.
- Behavioural treatment
Doctors can also do your behavioural treatment and treat you by the help of cogitative behavioural therapy
- Nutrition plan
Your doctor provides you with a nutrition plan so that you should know what to eat and what to avoid.
Doctors can also hospitalize you if needed and it depends upon your condition.