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Several physical complications are associated with bulimia nervosa. Many of these problems are caused by behavior aimed toward controlling body weight in an unhealthy manner, and most of these problems resolve once eating habits and weight have returned to normal.

Bulimia Complications

Bulimia is characterized by enormous food consumption, followed by self-induced vomiting. This is often accompanied by laxative abuse. These behaviors can leave a woman or girl with severe health issues that include:

Injury To The Esophagus

Repeated vomiting causes acid and bile from the stomach to irritate and inflame the lining of the esophagus resulting in a condition known as esophagitis. This is sometimes severe enough to cause scarring and narrowing. Vomiting can also cause tears in the lining of the esophagus. These tears may bleed or cause the esophagus to rupture. This life-threatening condition requires immediate surgery.

Injury To The Stomach

Binge eating and frequent vomiting commonly causes gastritis, an inflammation of the stomach lining.

Injury To The Intestines

Laxative abuse is harmful in several ways: it upsets the body’s mineral balance; it leads to dehydration; it damages the lining of the digestive tract; and it burns out the colon. This damage to the muscle and nerves often causes severe constipation, and in some cases, the colon must actually be removed.

Lung Damage

Self-induced vomiting often leads to aspiration of food particles, gastric acid and bacteria from the stomach into the lungs. This can result in pneumonia.

Severe Kidney And Heart Complications

Fasting, vomiting and other forms of purging result in loss of fluid and crucial minerals from the body. Chronic dehydration and low potassium levels can lead to kidney stones and even kidney failure. Frequent vomiting leads to high alkali levels in the blood and body tissues. This may cause weakness, constipation and fatigue. Severe alkalosis and potassium deficiency can lead to an uneven heart rate or sudden death.

Injury To The Skin And Teeth

Most over-the-counter laxatives, when used excessively, can cause sores and brown or gray spots on the skin. Chronic vomiting increases the acidity of the mouth and results in erosion of the teeth’s enamel and dentin.

Many of these medical problems can improve once a person recovers from bulimia. For those that don't resolve, the sooner a person seeks treatment, the less severe the complications will be.

Bulimia Treatment That Works

Recovery from an eating disorder is possible. It's happening every day at Remuda Ranch at The Meadows. For additional information about the treatment of eating disorders, please call to speak to an Intake Coordinator at 866-390-5100 or complete the form below and we will contact you with the information you need.

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For over 25 years, our program has been focused on helping women and girls recover from eating disorders, dual diagnosis concerns, and the underlying issues they face.

Anorexia
Nervosa

Anorexia
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Eating Disorder Treatment That Works

Remuda Ranch at The Meadows was founded on the belief that complete and lasting recovery from an eating disorder is possible. Our holistic treatment program is based on uncovering and understanding the “whys” of an eating disorder. More than 10,000 patients have come to Remuda Ranch for treatment. Why? Because it works. Read More

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Remuda Ranch at The Meadows in Arizona uses a specialized approach that combines proven medical and clinically intensive treatment to help restore balance to the lives of women and girls struggling with an eating disorder.

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Patients in our care follow a proven timeline designed to help them identify, understand, treat and overcome their eating disorders and negative behaviors.

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