28th November 2019


What are the long term effects of bulimia?

Long-Term Effects
  • Severe dehydration and electrolyte imbalance.
  • Sore throat, particularly from excessive and regular vomiting.
  • Tooth decay, cavities, or gum disease, particularly from excessive vomiting.
  • Gastrointestinal tract (e.g., duodenal, stomach) ulcers.
  • Irregular period or amenorrhea.

Similarly, can you get stomach ulcers from bulimia?

The frequent purging that occurs with bulimia does serious damage to the body. Self-induced vomiting: Damages the digestive system: it can cause a peptic ulcer which is an area of the stomach or duodenal lining which becomes eroded by stomach acid. These are known as peptic ulcers.

What are the health risks associated with bulimia?

Bulimia Health Risks
  • Cardiac complications (irregular heartbeat and heart failure stemming from electrolyte imbalances)
  • Dehydration.
  • Edema (stemming from periods of purging cessation)
  • Loss of potassium, sodium and chloride from the body.
  • Ulcers, pancreatitis.
  • Esophageal inflammation and/rupture (resulting from vomiting)

What are the side effects of self induced vomiting?

The Physical Side Effects of Bulimia
  • Russel's Sign.
  • Tooth decay.
  • Swollen salivary glands (sialadenosis)
  • Acid reflux.
  • Sore throat and hoarse voice.
  • Dehydration.
  • Electrolyte Abnormalities.
  • Intestinal problems.
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