What are the common symptoms of bulimia nervosa?

Common signs and symptoms of bulimia nervosa include:
 
  • Living in fear of gaining weight
  • Eating to the point of discomfort/pain
  • Feeling like you can’t control your eating behavior
  • Being preoccupied with your body shape and weight
  • Eating much more food in a binge episode than in a normal meal or snack
  • Forcing yourself to vomit or exercise excessively to keep from gaining weight after bingeing 
  • Misusing laxative, diuretics, or enemas after eating
  • Restricting calories or avoiding certain foods between binges
  • Using dietary supplements or herbal products excessively for weight loss
  • Dental problems (from vomiting)
  • Sore throat (from vomiting)
  • Irregular periods
  • Weakness 
  • Exhaustion
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Using the bathroom frequently after meals
  • Swollen glands in the neck and face
  • Heartburn, indigestion, and bloating
  • Peculiar eating habits/rituals
  • Excessive fasting
  • Low self-esteem
  • Unhappiness with body image/weight
  • Feelings of helplessness
 
bulimia nervosa symptoms
 
 

Sources
  • "Bulimia nervosa." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 23 Aug. 2017. Web. 24 Aug. 2017.
  • "Bulimia Nervosa.” | Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library. Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library, n.d. Web. 24 Aug. 2017.
  • “Bulimia Nervosa.” The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Cleveland Clinic, 04 Mar. 2014. Web. 24 Aug. 2017. 

 

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