There are many physical symptoms associated with Bulimia Nervosa, many of which are similar to the effects of Anorexia Nervosa. Some of the physical symptoms associated with bulimia include:

  • Tooth decay (Download fact sheet: Eating disorders and looking after your teeth)
  • Dehydration
  • Stomach & intestinal ulcers
  • Inflammation & rupture of the oesophagus
  • Irregular or slow heart beat
  • Heart failure
  • Erosion of dental enamel from vomiting
  • Swollen salivary glands
  • The possibility of a ruptured stomach
  • Chronic sore throat and gullet
  • Sore throat, indigestion, heartburn and reflux
  • Abdominal pain and bloating
  • Electrolyte imbalance resulting in cardiac arrhythmia, muscle fatigue and cramps
  • Bowel problems, constipation, diarrhoea, cramps


Read more:

Overview of Bulimia

Psychological Effects of Bulimia

Behavioural Effects of Bulimia

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