Bulimia nervosa, also known as bulimia, is an eating disorder in which binge eating is purified after eating. Binge eating means to eat large amounts in a short time. Purging refers to efforts to get rid of the food consumed. It can be caused by taking vomiting or laxative. Other efforts to lose weight may include the use of diuretic, stimulants, water fasting or excessive exercise. Most people with bulimia are of normal weight. Forcing the vomiting may cause thick skin and broken teeth problems. Bulimia is often associated with problems with other mental disorders such as depression, anxiety and drugs or alcohol. There is also a high risk of suicide and suicide.

Bulimia tends to be more common in those people who have close relatives with the condition. Percentage risk due to genetics is between 30% and 80%. Other risk factors for the illness include psychological stress, cultural pressure, poor self-esteem, and obesity to achieve a certain type of body. Living in a culture that promotes dieting and also has the risks to parents worrying about weight. Diagnosis is based on a person's medical history; However, this is difficult, because people are usually kept secret about their binge eating habits and purifying habits. In addition, the diagnosis of anorexia nervosa takes precedence over the bulimia. Other similar disorders include binge eating disorder, Klein-Levine syndrome and borderline personality disorder.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy is the primary treatment for bulimia. Antidepressants of selective serotonin retache inhibitors (SSRI) or tricyclic antidepressant sections can be a minor benefit. While Bulimia's results are usually better than those with anorexia, the risk of death among people affected is higher than the general population. After receiving treatment, about 50% of people recover completely in 10 years.

Globally, in 2015, Bulimia was estimated at 3.6 million people. Approximately 1% of women who have had a mammogram have been found at some point in their life. The condition is less common in the developing world. Bulimia is almost nine times more than men. In women, the rate among young adults is highest. The name and description of Bulimia were described by British psychiatrist Gerald Russell in 1979.

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