About Bulimia Nervosa?
A lot of people often over eat, particularly at parties, Christmas, Easter, weddings etc. For people who has bulimia Nervosa are caught up in the cycle of eating large amounts of food (binging) and then try to get rid of the food by vomiting, taking laxatives, diuretics, fasting or over exercising (purging) are suffering enormous distress which can take over their lives. Early intervention is the key to a speedy and sustainable recovery.
People will often describe when they are binging of a feeling of “being out of control” or disconnected from what they are doing. After a binge people will often feel over whelmed by guilt, shame and blame that they have to purge to get rid of the food, to bring down their anxiety levels, and their fear of gaining weight.
Binging and purging cycles can dominate a person daily life. Which in turn can lead to difficulties in relationships, work and social situations. Someone who is suffering from bulimia can often hide their illness from others because they are at normal weight. This often stops a person from seeking help, because they see they don’t have a problem or they won’t be believed.
In addition, popular culture cultivates and reinforces a desire for thinness that may contribute to bulimia in both men and women. Success and worth are often equated with being thin, especially for women. Pressure from a peer group at school, work, or social circles can also fuel this desire to be thin, particularly among young girls and teens. For other people, bulimia symptoms may begin later in life, particularly during times of transition, if they experience trauma or stress that overwhelms their ability to cope.