Archive for the ‘Bulimia’ Category

Remedies For Bulimia Nervosa

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Bulimia Nervosa commonly known as Bulimia is an eating disorder affecting men as well as women. It is a combination of binge eating followed by vomiting. When a person suffers from bulimia he or she eats large amount of food within a short period of time and vomit the same by using purgatives to avoid weight gain. It is a psychological problem due to issues with their weight, emotional baggage, depression, stress or self-esteem problems. It becomes very hard to find out if a person is suffering from bulimia.

People who suffer from bulimia look normal as well as have normal weight, some may happen to be overweight. Many of the eating disorder problems are done behind closed door adding to its secrecy. Family and friends support is very important for patients who suffer from this problem. Initially patients may deny then resists the fact about such problem and end up being angry with others and themselves. The main cause can be due to their shape and size which is very often determined by the things they see around and want to imitate the same.

A person suffering from bulimia can get better by using different therapies. There are no specific home remedies but a constant need to change ones present lifestyle can make a difference. You can join group therapy, family therapy or individual therapy which makes a lot of difference in your life. Have supportive friends around you. Talk to your friends about the inner turmoil you go through everyday. Talk about matters which concern you and be comfortable in your skin. Remove the guilt pangs from your mind and look forward for a better and healthy living. You can also try hypnosis as it is known to have worked on people.

How To Treat Bulimia

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Bulimia is mainly a psychiatric problem and involves behavioral therapy along with counseling. Therapy is most effective when it concentrates on the issues that cause the behavior, rather than on the behavior itself. The patient is advised to participate in group therapy, where persons suffering from Bulimia meet and talk about their experiences.

The patient may also need Anti-depressants since he usually suffers from depression. Since fluid and electrolyte imbalances are observed, it is prudent to relinquish the reserves with i.v.fluids and electrolytes. The mainstay of the treatment part is Follow-Up. Monitoring of a person’s compliance is vital to the success of treatment.

BULIMIA

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008
Bulimia (bulimia nervosa) is an eating disorder in which the person suffers from a cycle of binging and purging of food
Binge eating: Quickly eating large amounts of food over short periods of time.
 Purging: Forced vomiting, laxative use, excessive exercise, or fasting in an    attempt to lose weight that might be gained from eating food or binging.
Bulimia is mainly seen in young adult women. Their weight is normal or near normal. The exact cause of Bulimia is not known.

 

Signs and Symptoms:

ü      Over-concern with weight and body shape. This is not shared with anybody.
ü      Generalized weakness,
ü      Fatigue,
ü      Abdominal pain
ü      Abnormal and irregular menstrual cycles.
On examination the physician may notice
ü      Dental cavities
ü      Scars on knuckles as a result of chronic self-induced vomiting
ü      Loss of tooth enamel
ü      Signs suggestive of Malnutrition and dehydration like:
-         Dry/Flaky skin
-         Hair fall
-         Brittle nails
-         Vitamin deficiencies
-         Swelling over abdomen and feet.
-         Dry tongue.