I am not trying to scare you, but these side effects really should scare you!
I know how difficult it is to conquer Bulimia But if you really put your mind to it, and get the support you need you can do it!
Here are some of the side effects that Bulimia can cause...
Constant, induced vomiting,causes the enamel to wear off your teeth due to the acid from your stomach.
many often mistake that eating disorders cause weight loss, overtime
bulimia can cause weight gain, as although your purging your still
taking in around 40% of the calories.
If your not taking caring of your body on the inside it will show on the outside.
bulimia causes metabolic damage, due to drastic binging and then
starving, which forces your body to go into starvation mode and store
all the fat, when you actually do eat.
Probably the scariest on the list, Eating disorders are a very serious condition, and can and have taken lives.
There is also a high suicide rate in Bulimia nervosa.
Due the swelling of the glands and lymph's from purging.
Obviously when your starving your body all the time of nutrients, It doesn't have the energy to keep going.
you don't take in enough calories, and abuse your body, it is very
difficult for your body to function properly, this can lead to low blood
pressure, and an irregular heart beat.
Damaged digestion - bloating, constipation
overtime due to constant vomiting, your body forgets how to function
properly and digest food, this generally happens for a period of time,
during recovery, one of the main reasons bulimics often relapse.
Due to induced vomiting, it can also damage your vocal cords.
Swelling of hands and feet
Due to water retention.
Due to the stress on your body, and not getting any nutrition.
Depression & anxiety
Unfortunately these tend to come as a package deal in eating disorders.
Unable to reproduce
This is not always the case, but even after recovery you may find it difficult to conceive.
Usually stomach or esophageal cancer.
know this probably wasn't the nicest post, but I do think its important
that we are aware of the damage that Bulimia can cause.
And that it will push you to get the help that you deserve!
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