I suffered from bulimia for nearly 10 years. I experienced many of it’s terrifying side effects and was lucky to escape with my life. Many people never seek help for their bulimia and live with this illness for years – even many decades…
Too often bulimia kills.
People don’t understand the true dangers in bulimia. They think that because bulimics are often a healthy weight – that it’s a safe eating disorder… The truth couldn’t be more different.
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.
This is what happened to Terri Schiavo. It didn’t quite kill her – but she became brain dead and remained in a vegetative state for 15 years… Eventually her husband won a court case to remove her feeding tube and allow her to starve to 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.
Gastric Ruptures are one of the most most terrifying of all bulimia complications… It will most likely kill you and it will be so unexpected.
I remember numerous occasions when I ate so much that I was sure something had to spilt! Thank goodness it never did… Again, I thank my lucky star!
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!
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Many chronic diseases commonly seen in pets result from immune suppression. Diabetes, allergies, breathing difficulties, thyroid disease, inflammatory bowel diseases, recurrent ear infections, and even cancer, are all examples of an immune system gone wrong.
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