Causes. Bulimia is more than just a problem with food. A binge can be triggered by dieting, stress, or uncomfortable emotions like anger or sadness. Purging and other actions to prevent weight gain are ways for people with bulimia to feel more in control of their lives and to ease stress and anxiety.
Also question is, what is the causes of bulimia nervosa?
The exact cause of bulimia nervosa is currently unknown; though it is thought that multiple factors contribute to the development of this eating disorder, including genetic, environmental, psychological, and cultural influences. Some of the main causes for bulimia include: Stressful transitions or life changes.
What are the long term effects of bulimia nervosa?
- 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.
How can you prevent an eating disorder?
Learn everything you can about anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and other types of eating disorders. Genuine awareness will help you avoid judgmental or mistaken attitudes about food, weight, body shape and eating disorders. Avoid categorizing foods as 'good/safe' vs. 'bad/dangerous.'