Bulimia

Bulimia nervosa; Binge-purge behavior; Eating disorder - bulimia

Bulimia is an eating disorder in which a person has regular episodes of eating a very large amount of food (bingeing) during which the person feels a loss of control over eating. The person then uses different ways, such as vomiting or laxatives (purging), to prevent weight gain.

Many people with bulimia also have anorexia nervosa.

Upper gastrointestinal system

The upper gastrointestinal organs include the mouth, esophagus and stomach.

Causes

Symptoms

Exams and Tests

Treatment

Support Groups

Outlook (Prognosis)

Possible Complications

When to Contact a Medical Professional