Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by periods of binging and then a behavior intended to serve as compensation for that binge eating, such as vomiting. When someone has bulimia, they often have a fear of being overweight. Sometimes people with bulimia may be overweight or medically obese. As with other eating disorders, bulimia is a serious mental health disorder that can lead to severe and deadly complications.
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