Others shared stories of friends who suffered from bulimia in an open secret.
Binge eating and purging does the same for someone with bulimia.
Other risk factors include a history of sexual abuse and bulimia, both of which also affect more women than men.
She struggled with bulimia and, when she was anxious, would eat excessively.
Hence they marched through snow the whole of the following day, and many of the men contracted the bulimia.
It is a species of bulimia—an insatiable appetite, which "grows by what it feeds on."
From hence they marched through snow the whole of the following day, and many of the men contracted the bulimia.
1976, Modern Latin, from Greek boulimia, "ravenous hunger" as a disease, literally "ox-hunger," from bou-, intensive prefix (originally from bous "ox;" see cow (n.)) + limos "hunger," from PIE root *leie- "to waste away." As a psychological disorder, technically bulemia nervosa. Englished bulimy was used from late 14c. in a medical sense of "ravishing hunger."
bulimia bu·lim·i·a (byōō-lĭm'ē-ə, -lē'mē-ə, bōō-)
A chronic eating disorder involving repeated and secretive episodes of eating, characterized by uncontrolled rapid ingestion of large quantities of food over a short period of time, followed by self-induced vomiting, purging, and anorexia and accompanied by feelings of guilt, depression, or self-disgust. Also called binge-eating syndrome, bulimia nervosa, hyperorexia.
An eating disorder that is characterized by episodic binge eating followed by feelings of guilt or depression and sometimes self-induced vomiting.