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27 Mar 2003

Recovery after eating disorder
Hi Doc,

How long does it take for the body's system to recover to normal/healthy after recovering from bulimia? Also, do you have to let your doctor know about your history of bulimia if you want to become pregnant?
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Reader
It depends on the severity of the Eating Disorder and the length of time you were affected. If you did not have severe bulimia and only for a short while, then you should be able to recover in about 6 months provided you eat a balanced diet and take supplements to replenish your body stores of vitamins and minerals. And it is essential that you tell your dr about your past problem with bulimia if you are planning to fall pregnant.
Good luck with the pregnancy.
DietDoc
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