3 years

Symptoms of bulimia nervosa

I’m 14 years old girl. I’m 156cm and 68kg. Last few months I have been obsessed with weight. I always take my diet pills and take laxative once a week. If I realised that I’m overeating, I will force myself to throw up. I did this nearly everyday after eating even when I eat in a small portion. I just realised what I been doing yesterday and search it on internet and found out it nearly same as bulimia nervosa. I told my parents about this but they just brushed it off. I want to go to the hospital alone without my parents knowing but I scared of the cost that going to be charged. What is the best option? Pls do answers my question. Thank you.

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The following answers regarding your current queries are just general descriptions due to the limited information provided by you. Click on this link (DoctorOnCall) for a private consultation with our doctors.

First and foremost, we truly understand your concerns regarding your symptoms and other health problems you might be facing. Bulimia nervosa is a potentially life-threatening eating disorder. People with bulimia may secretly binge eating large amounts of food with a loss of control over the eating and then purge, trying to get rid of the extra calories in an unhealthy way.

To get rid of calories and prevent weight gain, people with bulimia may use different methods. For example, you may regularly self-induce vomiting or misuse laxatives, weight-loss supplements, diuretics or enemas after bingeing. Or you may use other ways to rid yourself of calories and prevent weight gain, such as fasting, strict dieting or excessive exercise.

If you have bulimia, you’re probably preoccupied with your weight and body shape. You may judge yourself severely and harshly for your self-perceived flaws. Because it’s related to self-image and not just about food, bulimia can be hard to overcome. But effective treatment can help you feel better about yourself, adopt healthier eating patterns and reverse serious complications.

Avoid the nuisance stomach problems with the right care for your digestive system.

However, the following answers regarding your current queries are just general descriptions. In order for us to provide you with an accurate choice of treatment and management, we need additional details to explore further into your current complaints. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor. You may also click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. Thank you.

Talk to a gastroenterologist to address your stomach problems and get their expert opinion.


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