Secretary of the U.S. Department of Awesome (noctrnalwolf) wrote in ed_ucate,
Secretary of the U.S. Department of Awesome

physical effects

I googled the physical effects of bulimia but I'm curious as to how these effects fluctuate based on the frequency of binging and purging (vomiting) because it doesn't give any average amount. If you throw up every day and continue this behavior, how long will it be until you suffer severe effects? What if you throw up three times a day? I'm just wondering because it's hard to guage the physical danger, at what point is the physical danger inevitable enough that it would justify in-patient treatment?

edit: also how long could this go on (1-3 times) with minimal damage? if you do it for years and years at such a frequency will you inevitably become ill? or could you live to old age with this behavior...? this is not for myself, so no worries. just out of curiousity and worry for others.

I'm looking for more of an average (or a survey of individual experiences, even studies) than anything exact because, of course, it varies from person to person.

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