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Added August 01, 2013

Eating Disorder Bulimia

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What is bulimia?

Bulimia is an eating disorder in which a person eats huge amounts of food and then "purges" by forcing him/herself to vomit, abusing laxatives or diuretics, having enemas, or exercising obsessively to lose the excess calories from the food. Eating disorder bulimia has really serious health risks, and a lot of bulimics also become anorexic.

What is anorexia?

Anorexia or anorexia nervosa (ann-or-EX-ee-ah ner-VOH-sah) is a dangerous condition in which a person eats such a small amount of food that she/he could actually starve to death. Anorexia usually starts around puberty, and usually involves extreme weight loss.

People who are anorexic may look in a mirror and see themselves as fat even if they are very underweight for their height.

What is a migraine?

A migraine is a severe headache usually on one side on the head that is accompanied by an upset stomach or sensitivity to light or sound. Doctors don't know exactly what causes migraines, but they seem to be caused by changes in blood flow to the brain. Common triggers that can lead to a migraine include food, light, stress, sleep changes, caffeine, nicotine, and medication. Although migraines can affect anyone, 75% of migraine sufferers are women.

Over-the-counter headache medicines can be effective for mild-to-moderate migraines. Doctors can prescribe stronger medicines for severe problems.

Why do people fart?

A fart (flatulence) happens when your body gets rid of excess gas or air through the rectum. Gas builds up from the action of bacteria on undigested food, and air is swallowed while eating.

While everyone has to fart, it can be somewhat controlled. Eat slower so you swallow less air. Don't chew gum, which makes you swallow air. Cut down on sodas that produce gas. Substitute another high-fiber food for major gas creators like beans or corn. Exercise also helps.

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cutie345
cutie345
Posted November 20, 2013
I'm 12 and weigh 104.4lbs. Is that good? My height is 4"10, though. So I'm not sure if I'm average or fat...
moustache_u_@_question
moustache_u_@_question
Posted March 08, 2013
i need to know if im fat or not, im 12 and i weigh 125 lbs. and my stomach is kinda going over my belt, b4 u judge me i just want to say that y mom told me that it means my first cycle is coming soon and ill lose all that weight that i have been wanting to lose for a really long time. idk wat to do!!!
onedirectioncodysimpson
onedirectioncodysimpson
Posted September 05, 2012
people call me all those things but i have a heart problem that makes me lose weight fast
ThatGirl54
ThatGirl54
Posted May 18, 2012
Me and my friend are both anorexic and bulimic and we tell eachother everything, she is the only one that knows and it's nice having someone with me in this(:
zebraluver
zebraluver
Posted March 08, 2012
I am 5'9 and a 13 year old i think i am fat and i want to loose weight i thought about not eating but now that i read this and everyones comments it made me decide not to. THANK YOU EVERYBODY!!<3
cookies_n_cream ;] <3
cookies_n_cream ;] <3
Posted June 15, 2012
@thatgirl54 thts gud tht u have a friend tht knos how u feel but u guys shud get help if u want ur friendship to last longer . its ok to get help.
IHateTheCherry
IHateTheCherry
Posted February 21, 2012
To fashionista: You really should get help. I totally get how it is hard to stop anorexia once you have been it for a while as I was anorexic too last year for about two months, and then I got help. Please, see someone. They won't judge you!
BieberFever4ever
BieberFever4ever
Posted February 17, 2012
@BeYourselfGal You should get help. You are really hurting your body. Good Luck XOXOXOX
BieberFever4ever
BieberFever4ever
Posted February 17, 2012
@BeYourselfGal You should get help. You are really hurting your body. Good Luck XOXOXOX
BieberFever4ever
BieberFever4ever
Posted February 17, 2012
@BeYourselfGal You should get help. You are really hurting your body. Good Luck XOXOXOX
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