How Many People Suffer From Bulimia

 

 
 
How Many People Suffer From Bulimia ?  

Bulimia nervosa is a condition where the person resorts to repeated bouts of excessive eating. Since bulimic people are often obsessed with their appearance and weight, after these bouts of eating, they try to purge their bodies so that the food that they have eaten does not get absorbed in the system. To do this, they indulge in induced vomiting or taking laxatives.

Though it is not known how many people are actually suffering from bulimia, it is a well known fact that more women suffer from eating disorder compared to men. Also, some experts feel that 1 out of every 100 people in US might be suffering from bulimia, and the number in UK might be still more, where they believe 1 person out of every 50 might be bulimic.

It has also been noted that most of the bulimic women fall in the age group of 12 to 25. It is estimated that there may be about 10 million women, and a million men who may be suffering from eating disorders like bulimia and anorexia.

Since most of the bulimics are ashamed of their condition, they do not like to talk about it. And, those who do, may sometimes be treated without realizing that they are suffering from bulimia. Hence, it is very difficult to get the exact numbers for people suffering from this disorder.  

Some of the famous personalities who have been reported to be affected by this eating include Princess Diana, Jane Fonda, Justin Hawkins, Elton John, Melanie C, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Sharon Osbourne and a couple of other well known people.

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Pictures-Of-Bulimia      Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder where the person suffering from this disorder gets into a mode of binge eating and consuming excess of food. A bulimic person also suffers from an obsession about their weight. So, they try all possible things to control their weight, and in the process resort to unhealthy methods and practices such as induced vomiting, unnecessary use of laxatives or diuretics, and even consumption of drugs to reduce hunger. More..



 

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