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5 Dangers in Bulimia That Could Kill You
Too often bulimia kills.
Below I have listed the TOP 5 Terrifying Dangers in Bulimia.
1) Electrolyte Imbalance.
We need the correct balance of electrolytes in our bodies to ensure our muscles, organs and nerves work well. Bulimics often suffer from severe electrolyte imbalances caused by extreme vomiting or laxative abuse.
Electrolyte imbalances put massive stress on your organs and can cause sudden cardiac arrest and death.
The story of Terri Schiavo terrifies me because when I was bulimic my electrolyte levels were so low. I had an irregular heart beat and severe chest pains. I feel so grateful that I escaped with my life.
2) Gastric Rupture.
A gastric rupture happens when a bulimic person eats a massive amount of food during a binge. The volume of food that you have eaten is so great that it bursts your gastro-intestinal tract.
Ketoacidosis is when high levels of acids build up in your bloodstream. These acids are also known as ketones. They occur when your body burns stored fat, rather than food sources, to gain it's energy.
It is caused by starvation, bingeing and purging, extreme dehydration, diabetes, alcoholism and hyperglycemia.
If Ketoacidosis is not treated, it could result in a sudden coma and even death.
Many bulimics suffer from constant and severe acid reflux. This is because they have damaged their 'non-return valve' which helps to keep food down.
1 in every 10 people who suffer from terrible acid reflux will develop a condition called from Barrett's Esophagus.
Barrett's Esophagus can lead to cancer of the esophagus. This is extremely dangerous as it is often discovered at a late stage – once treatment is difficult and ineffective.
If a person with Barrett's esophagus is found to have severe cancer, Removal of most of the esophagus is recommended. Nasty stuff!
Its terrifying to know that bulimia can lead to cancer!
Bulimia can cause severe depression. It makes you feel disgusted in yourself, alone and helpless. You feel like a freak. Most of all you feel ashamed. Because of this severe depression, suicide becomes a real concern.
Bulimics are so disgusted and ashamed of themselves that they don't seek help. They suffer in silence until they can't take it anymore.
How PREVENT and AVOID these terrifying bulimia complications.
These dangers in bulimia are what drove me to get help. I didn't want bulimia to win the battle.
The best way to prevent and avoid the side effects of bulimia is to recover.
And you CAN recover! If I did – anybody can. I truly believe that.