Finding Help for Bulimia
Bulimia nervosa is one of several eating disorders characterized by loss of control over normal eating patterns. While no two cases have the same exact spectrum of features, most can be summarily characterized by repeated episodes of excessive food consumption – or binge eating – followed by various purge behaviors carried out to counteract the effects of increased caloric intake. Many of these maladaptive behaviors, such as laxative abuse, diuretic abuse, excessive exercise as well as intermittent periods of prolonged fasting may have far-reaching, even life-threatening health consequences. Luckily, many eating disorder treatment centers provide bulimia recovery options throughout the country.