Bulimia is a condition that affects the complete body of the person who has it. It degrades the functionalities of the central nervous system, kidney, skin, bones, hormones, mental health and gastrointestinal tract. Bulimia causes a person to vomit the food they have eaten. People with this disorder do not eat regular meals, but they indulge in binge eating. They consume large quantity of food at a single time and later vomit it.
Over a period of time the person faces malnutrition and also the body is deprived of some of the most important essential minerals. When the body is faced with mineral depletion, all the core functionalities like heart rate, blood pressure, and pulse rate are affected. This can become very dangerous and fatal in some cases. The bones also lack calcium, and the person become highly prone to osteoporosis.
One of the most serious complications of all is the lack of electrolytes. When there is a low level of electrolytes in the body, it can cause a cardiac arrest. The digestive system is also being affected because the gastric acids tend to erode the track while vomiting. The kidneys are affected as they slow down due to improper and irregular digestion patterns.
During the early stages of bulimia the person may exhibit low levels of energy and appetite. Also, they feel guilty if they eat and avoid or skip meals. However, they get into a cycle of binge eating. They may frequently complain about ill health, and muscle or joint pains.
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