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29 Mar 2003

bullimia?
Hi

i have a girl friend that i think may be throwing up her food......
i just wanted to know.....
why do some people put on weight when they throw up their food (bullimia)
and does it really make one loose weight??

thanx
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DietDoc
DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Pete
If you suspect that your girlfriend has bulimia, then you need to very tactfully and lovingly assist her to get help. Such Eating Disorders can have most destructive effects on her health. Basically she needs to consult both a clinical psychologist and a clinical dietitian who will help her to stop self-destructing. I have not yet heard of bulimics who actually gain weight, as this condition either keeps weight stable or makes the patient lose weight due to malabsorption of nutrients. Try to get her to go for help ASAP.
Best regards
DietDoc
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