What is Bulimia?

Bulimia nervosa (BN) is binge eating, followed by purging. Purging is anything that overcompensates for consuming large amounts of food and can include excessive exercise, vomiting, fasting, unnecessary use of laxatives and diuretics, or enemas.


“It’s generally characterized by binge eating followed by purging. Purging can occur through forced vomiting, excessive exercise, or taking laxatives or diuretics.

People with bulimia purge, or display purge behaviors, and follow a binge-and-purge cycle. Purge behaviors also include other…



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