Long Term Effects Of Bulimia
The long term effects of
bulimia weigh more than their immediate and easy-to-notice effects.
This is an alarming
effect of bulimia.
Purging by use of
laxatives and vomiting weakens the heart.
The electrolyte imbalance created by these bulimic actions
could lead to heart attack.
Potassium or other mineral deficiency which victims have as a result
of purges and vomiting leads to heart block where
the heart suddenly stops beating.
Toxins and other
poisonous substances in the body are removed by kidneys.
Their main function is to
keep the system free from poisons.
But when continually as
a result of purging and vomiting there's mineral imbalance, the kidneys are strained trying to correct this.
Excess toxins are present in the body system as a result of these
abnormal bulimic lifestyle.
Attempts to get rid of these toxins get the kidneys overworked.
Next is either kidney infection or outright kidney failure.
Diuretics abuse also contributes to these kidney problems.
Stomach acids attack teeth and their enamel resulting
in high level sensitivity and teeth decay.
Cavities (or holes) develop in the teeth.
Victims go for filling. But as a result of continued exposure
to more stomach acids, the cavities grow wider and the fillings
give way. The teeth are eventually lost.
The digestive system is thrown into untold upheavals.
It introduces abnormality to the digestion processes.
Eat, eat and eat, and then, vomit or purge.
Eventually, the stomach finds it difficult to work well.
Victim experiences stomach pains, aches, bloating, and stomach ulcers.
Bulimia victims suffer from attacks of fear even long
after they have put bulimia behind them.
They lived with fear of being caught vomiting.
Even when the vomiting and/or purging stops,
the fear lingers for pretty long.
The torments could really be devastating.
In bulimic women, menstruation is adversely affected.
It either ceases completely or becomes very irregular.
This of course makes conception very difficult for victims.
Because food eaten is not properly digested and glycogen released
for the use of the brain, the brain undergoes 'malnutrition.'
It doesn’t have enough to function on.
The thinking process is slowed down.
Victim becomes erratic and depressed.
Because their productivity is lowered, they entertain suicidal thoughts.
Children and teens who live a bulimic lifestyle expose their
systems to underdevelopment.
They'll likely not attain their maximum height and proper development
of their other body systems is compromised.
Bulimia victims age fast. Why not? The body systems are not well
Hair loss, dry skin are common as a result protein and mineral depletion.
Long term effects of bulimia weigh too much for you to keep indulging
in it. It is time to consider a way out.
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