Bulimia Nervosa Is A Serious, Life Threatening Eating Disorder

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Bulimia Nervosa
Bulimia Nervosa is a serious, life threatening eating disorder. Bulimia has a many symptoms but some of the primary ones are: intake of large amounts of food followed by a sense of loss of control over eating behavior. Bulimics make their selves throw up, fast, and become obsessive to exercise at all times. People with bulimia have an extreme concern with their weight, and body shape. Research has shown that people with bulimia have a chemical imbalance in the brain that affects their behavior. Another cause of bulimia may have to do with genetics. Sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and other events such as being rape can cause someone to lead to bulimia. Bulimics have problem with their bodies and they fear gaining weight so they respond by making their self-throw up. I have had a close encounter with Bulimia itself. I used to be bulimic. I was only 10 years old when started being bulimic. I tried as hard as possible to hide myself from everyone. At first I didn 't know I was hurting my body. I was ashamed, and I thought I didn 't need help from no one because I had it all in control. But I didn 't, slowly Bulimia took over my whole life. I wasn 't making the choices anymore my eating disorder did. My coach gymnastics would always tell me to eat less and practice more and more and more. That became my life motto, eat less practice more. I didn 't realize what was happening to my life until September 25 2011, I was in one of my cheer leading competitions and I…
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