Bulimia Nervosa and the need for help

There are times when we go through a phase of difficulties in our lives and turn to eating to ease our loneliness or depression. We open the fridge door and grab a bite, we pass the bananas and grab some, we lie on the couch watching television and pick up a packet of chips or nuts to munch. Then, because we feel guilty about our actions, we try to purge, exercise or fast. This is when we should realize that if we are doing this, then we have an eating disorder that we need to deal with. Binging and purging take a toll on the body. Timely help can help you overcome the compulsion you feel to eat; as well as improve the relationship you have with food and cure your unstable emotional state as well.

Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder. There are many episodes of binge eating, followed by frantic exercising and dieting and binging to lose weight and stay slim. When you suffer from this disease, you are in a constant struggle between the need to eat and the need to stay slim. Even if you are not following your episodes of excessive eating with binging, but trying to exercise frantically or fasting or going on a crash diet, it also qualifies for bulimia.Bulimia nervosa needs medical attention because it is dangerous and also gives rise to related disorders like ruptured stomach and oesophagus, swelling of the hands and feet, broken blood vessels in the eyes, acid reflux or ulcers and weakness and dizziness among others.

Bulemia treatment begins with you admitting to yourself that you have a problem. Since it has been a secret with you for so long, start talking to someone you trust about your problem. Stay away from places that cause the problem and finally, get professional help. Treatment for symptoms of eating disorders is necessary because it is a psychological problem. The patient has low self esteem. Bulimia nervosa treatment involves breaking the’ eat and purge’ cycle. Unhealthy thoughts and patterns have to be changed. Therapy is part of the eating disorder help. Relationships are discussed, anxiety and depression issues are brought into the open and the person is helped to raise his confidence levels and his self esteem.

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