Bulimia nervosa symptoms may start to appear in adolescence through the 20s once they firstly experience this eating disorder. Base on bulimia nervosa statistic in the US, women are ten times more prone than men. One of the culprits of the disorder is an obsession with being thin or slim in short time and without complex steps.
Someone with this bulimia nervosa will ingest large amount of food and after several times they will purging it or do extreme diet to cut off the extra calories. Genetic factor could be one of the causes. According to Mayo Clinic, someone has higher risk to get bulimia nervosa symptoms if their mother or sister experiences this condition. In several people, low self-esteem and rigid dieting may cause the disorder as well.
Common bulimia nervosa symptoms
Since this bulimia place a hidden part of sufferers life, it make hard enough to recognize when someone has bulimia. Below are several symptoms of bulimia nervosa,
1. Binge eating. The sufferers may have been binge eating an average of two times a week or more for months and commonly they feel guilty and regret about what they do including shame and physical distress.
2. Purging. After they do binge eating, the sufferer may purge what they ware eating. This activity can be done through forced vomiting, laxatives or diuretics. The main idea of what they do is to cut the extra calories they just take.
3. Digestive track health issues. Including to this health issues are chronic problems with bowels, decaying teeth, dehydration, enlarge saliva glands, and irregular heartbeat rhythm.
4. Feeling loss control over the amount of foods that they eat
5. Once a pregnant woman that also experience severe bulimia, it can affect to the baby. Several bulimia nervosa symptoms in pregnant woman are such as high blood pressure, and post partum depression. The severe condition may affect the baby such as low weight newborn, stillbirth or miscarriage.