What are the symptoms of bolimia or anorexia?

Philippines
December 20, 2009 10:44pm CST
Hi guys! Do you know any of the symptoms of bulimia or anorexia? I'm just so curious about what's happening to me these past few days.. Thanks!
4 responses
• United States
22 Sep 10
Bulimia: -suddenly eating more than usual -frequent and unusual bathroom trips -acid reflux -eating at strange times -hoarding food -bloated stomach -red, puffy eyes -scarred knuckles -puffy cheeks Anorexia: -pushing food around plate -making up excuses not to eat -dramatic weight loss -loss of hair -teeth rotting -paling of skin -growing of hair in strange places
@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
21 Dec 09
Bulimia's general symptom is throwing up what you ate, right after you ate it. On the other hand, Anorexia's general symptom is refusal to eat. Both conditions are psychological and highly damaging to the human body. They both stem from insecurities of a person and the wish to become thinner. I hope that helped :)
• United States
21 Dec 09
bulemia is when someone eats, then throws it back up, intentionally (on purpose). there are a couple reasons they do this. 1) They eat in front of people so that it looks like they are normal, then they wait til they are alone to throw up the food so no one knows what they are doing to themselves. 2) They eat to gain some minimal nutrition from the food, then throw it up because they think that this behavior will make them skinny. Anorexia is when the person doesn't eat at all. They starve themselves in hopes of losing weight. The problem with being bulimic or anorexic is that starving yourself doesn't make you lose FAT. Your body begins to eat MUSCLE mass first. If either condition goes on for a long period of time, when a person begins treatment for these conditions, it can be very painful because their body isn't used to holding food in it or processing food. Treatment for these illnesses is usually being put into a rehab home, or being monitored around the clock, never being left alone, and being forced to eat regular meals and not allowed to go anywhere alone, so as to make sure the patient isn't trying to throw up the food. Abdominal pain, difficulty digesting food, painful bowel movements, deep depression, rage issues, migraines, bad body pains, etc. are just SOME of the symptoms that a bulemic or anorexic can suffer from on the road to recovery. In these cases, the old adage "No Pain, No Gain" rings true. If you feel you want to starve yourself, for any reason, talk to a family member or seek counseling.
@nemrac12 (388)
• Philippines
21 Dec 09
anorexia is loss of desire to eat. that is eating disorder... no matter how good , nice , deliscious the food is.. still you are not hungry and no desire to eat.. normally person would like to eat especially if it is the favorite one. but for anorexic person, even it is the favorite, still no desire to eat. sharlione it is better for you to go for check up to a doctor