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What happens when a teen has bulimia?

Daphne Oz
Health Education
Bulimia involves bingeing (consuming huge amounts of food) followed by purging (eliminating the foods they've just eaten), rather than starvation. Bulimics may resort to vomiting or taking laxatives in order to keep from gaining weight. Sufferers from this disorder want to control their weight, but things often get out of hand when individuals use gorging followed by purging as a means of handling their emotions. In the end, the disease controls them.
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