BULIMIA
There is currently no definite known cause of bulimia. Researchers believe it begins with dissatisfaction of the person's body and extreme concern with body size and shape. Usually individuals suffering from bulimia have low self-esteem, feelings of helplessness and a fear of becoming fat
Bulimia is an eating disorder characterized by restraining of food intake for a period of time followed by an over intake or binging period that results in feelings of guilt and low self-esteem. The median age of onset is 18. Sufferers attempt to overcome these feelings in a number of ways.The most common form is defensive vomiting, sometimes called purging; fasting., the use of laxatives, enemas, diuretics, and over exercising are also common.Bulimia nervosa is nine times more likely to occur in women than men.
People with bulimia can look perfectly normal. Most of them are of normal weight, and some may be overweight. Women with bulimia tend to be high achievers.
It is often difficult to determine whether a person is suffering from Bulimia. This occurs because bingeing and purging is often done in secret. Also, individuals suffering from Bulimia often deny their condition.
Sufferers consume huge quantities of food. Sometimes up to 20,000 calories at a time. The foods on which they binge tend to be foods labeled as "comfort foods" -- sweet foods, high in calories, or smooth, soft foods like ice cream, cake, and pastry. An individual may binge anywhere from twice a day to several times daily.


There is currently no definite known cause of bulimia. Researchers believe it begins with dissatisfaction of the person's body and extreme concern with body size and shape. Usually individuals suffering from bulimia have low self-esteem, feelings of helplessness and a fear of becoming fat
Some of the most common complications of bulimia are:
Erosion of tooth enamel because of repeated exposure to acidic gastric contents.
Dental cavities, sensitivity to hot or cold food.
Swelling and soreness in the salivary glands (from repeated vomiting).
Stomach Ulcers.
Ruptures of the stomach and esophagus.
Abnormal buildup of fluid in the intestines.
Disruption in the normal bowel release function.
Electrolyte imbalance.
Dehydration
Irregular heartbeat and in severe cases heartattack
A greater risk for suicidal behavior
Decrease in libido

Some of the most common symptoms of bulimia are:
Eating uncontrollably
Purging
Strict dieting
Fasting
Vigorous exercise
Vomiting or abusing laxatives or diuretics in an attempt to lose weight.
Vomiting blood
Using the bathroom frequently after meals.
Preoccupation with body weight
Depression or mood swings. Feeling out of control.
Swollen glands in neck and face
Heartburn,
Bloating,
Indigestion,
Constipation
Irregular periods
Dental problems
sore throat
Weakness
Exhaustion
Bloodshot eyes



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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
What do you think about the problems of anorexia and bulimia in your country? :
Problems are too dangerous and society is introducing models that adolescents follow and maybe they do all they can to look thinner following the "thinspiration", but results are terrible. They do more than neccesary.

Are there any campaigns to prevent anorexia and bulimia?
Yes they are many campaigns to prevent those problems, most of them are organized by girls that have been into those illnes, for example Anahi, a signer that was anorexic for five years and now she has overcame the problem and wants to inspire anorexics and bulimics to do it to.

Does fashion encourage these problems?
Yes, because faashion always show as very thin models and perfect people, and society thinks that fashion is omsething you have to follow so they try to do all to be similar to that skinny models.

How can we change this?
Fashion should start adding plump girls to de runaways, so people would receive a message that says that it's ok to not being a squeletic girl to be happy.

How many people die because of anorexia and bulimia every year?
Therre's not a certain number, but lot of people is suffering with this problem.

What are the consecuences of anorexia?
In most of the cases the consecuences are die.

Are anorexia and bullimia really important problems in San Juan?
In San Juan is not too common yet because it's a small town and not very industrialized and influenced by fashion, but of course there are plenty of cases.