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Medical Complications of Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia Nervosa is a serious condition that can lead to severe and sometimes lifelong medical problems. There are many complications that may surface for a teenager suffering with Bulimia Nervosa, also known simply as Bulimia. Purging, abusing diuretics and laxatives and overexercising as well as eating large amounts of unhealthy food can cause a number of serious problems over time. Here is a list of a few of the most common ones. Specific complications of Bulimia include:

List of Medical Complications of Bulimia Nervosa in Teenagers

There are many complications that may surface for someone suffering with Bulimia Nervosa, also known simply as Bulimia.  Here is a list of a few of the most common ones.  Specific complications of Bulimia include:

  • Tooth decay, tooth erosion, gum problems and mouth sores
  • Electrolyte irregularities
  • Gastric dilation
  • Dehydration
  • Depression
  • Low self esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Esophagus damage
  • Sore throat and hoarseness
  • Constipation
  • Weakness/dizziness
  • Self loathing
  • Abdominal pains
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Pancreatitis
  • Swollen feet and hands
  • Pulmonary (lung) complications
  • Pharyngitis
  • Water retention and abdominal bloating
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Acid reflux or ulcers
  • Broken blood vessels in the eyes

If you or someone you love struggles with any of these complications as a result of Bulimia or any other eating disorder, we would like to help you at Adolescent Growth.  Please call us at 1-888-948-9998.  Our admissions specialists are available twenty four hours per day.  We are ready to speak with you.