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Eating is a basic human need. Yet, some people get it wrong and develop disorders. Feeding and eating disorders can lead to major health problems and affect your quality of life. While anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating are well-known, disorders such as avoidant or restrictive food intake disorder, pica, and rumination are also common. They can be distinguished by their signs and symptoms and all of them require treatments or therapies.
Bulimia is an eating disorder characterized by episodes of food binging and purging. Treatment involves nutritional counseling and psychotherapy, notably, cognitive behavioral therapy. Joining a support group, meditating, and reading self-help books can also be helpful. Adaptogenic herbs can ease trigger points such as stress. Also, drink fluids to combat the risk of dehydration.
Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by binge eating followed by compensatory behaviors to avoid weight gain. While repeated episodes of bingeing on food followed by purging, laxative, abuse, starving or exercising are the classic symptoms, the discreet nature of the behavior makes it difficult to detect it. You can look for signs of bulimia in the oral cavity, on the skin, in the patient’s bowel movements and menstrual pattern.
Bulimia doesn't just affect your digestive system; it also affects your oral health. It exposes your teeth to corrosive digestive acids resulting in cavities, tooth decay, sensitivity, brittle teeth, and bleeding gums. Not just that, it also affects your mouth and throat by causing swollen salivary glands, a dry mouth, and mouth and throat sores.