It’s hard enough living with bulimia without having to think about all of the nasty potential side effects and health complications that it can cause.
However, while you can’t simply scare yourself into recovery, it is important to become informed on the possible dangers and life changing conditions that bulimia can cause.
Medical evidence into the effects of bulimia shows us that over time, bulimia has the potential to inflict irreparable damage on every single system of your body.
The physical symptoms of Bulimia Nervosa
Common physical symptoms of Bulimia include:
More serious and life-threatening physical side effects of bulimia include: Gastric Rupture, Irregular Heart Beats, Electrolyte imbalance and Major Organ Damage or Failure (particularly relating to your Kidneys, Pancreas and Heart).
A growing body of scientific research indicates that nutritional deficiencies, which occur as a result of bulimia, may be responsible for the majority of the psychological symptoms associated with bulimia. The most common psychological symptoms and side effects include:
Here, we’re really talking about all of those actions and behaviours that, as a bulimic, you feel compelled to do. Some of the most common behavioural symptoms of bulimia are:
Rest assured that it is possible to fully recover from bulimia, no matter how long you have suffered with it for. If you you suffer from bulimia and are worried about the damage it is doing to your body we recommend you sign up to our Free Bulimia Recovery Ecourse. The sooner you start recovery the easier it is to recover.
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