Anorexia & Bulimia FAQs

Here we have compiled a dossier of frequently asked questions concerning Anorexia and Bulimia which you may find helpful. If you have a question to ask that isn’t already covered in the FAQs, drop us a line.

Q1: What is Anorexia?

Q2: What types of Anorexia are there?

Q3: What is the diagnosis for Anorexia?

Q4: What are the effects of Anorexia?

Q5: What is the difference between Anorexia and Bulimia?

Q6: What are the effects of Bulimia?

Q7: What are the symptoms of Bulimia?

Q8: What types of Bulimia are there?

Q9: What treatments are available for Anorexia and Bulimia?

Q10: Do men suffer with Anorexia and Bulimia?

Q1: What is Anorexia?

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that most commonly affects teenage girls and young women. However, it can also occur in adults, both male and female. People with anorexia nervosa are extremely conscious and obsessive about their weight. Read More…

Q2: What types of Anorexia are there?

There are two different types of Anorexia that people suffer from; the first is restricting anorexia and the second, binge eating/purging anorexia. The underlying characteristics for both types are basically the same; with both types of anorexia the sufferer will have a total fear of weight gain. Read More…

Q3: What is the diagnosis for Anorexia?

Early diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa plays an important role in the complete recovery of the disease. The earlier it is caught the chances of a full recovery with no lasting damage are increased greatly. If you think a family member or a friend may have anorexia it is crucial you talk with them and try to get them to see that they are in fact ill and need medical help. Read More…

Q4: What are the effects of Anorexia?

Anorexia Nervosa is a dangerous disorder due to the severe medical complications that it can cause. Anorexia Nervosa is a condition where a person starves him or herself and/or exercises excessively, to the point of where his or her body suffers from the symptoms and complications of severe starvation-induced malnutrition. The symptoms and effects of Anorexia are the same as they are with people who suffer from malnutrition due to famine. Read More…

Q5: What is the difference between Anorexia and Bulimia?

Anorexia and Bulimia are equal opportunity eating disorders. There is no certain race, gender, sexual or religious background in which these eating disorders are more predominant. Anorexia and Bulimia are psychological problems that just happen to deal with food. There are some similarities in the two eating disorders, but they are not necessarily two sides of the same nervosa coin. Read More…

Q6: What are the effects of Bulimia?

Bulimia is an eating disorder which strikes people who have a problem with self-image. They are fixated with their weight and tend to judge themselves harshly for imperfections that most likely no one else sees. Bulimics may appear normal to their peers, but they live in their own world of guilt and shame. Read More…

Q7: What are the symptoms of Bulimia?

Recognizing Bulimia in a loved one can be a difficult task, especially if you have no idea that your loved one has any type of eating disorder. However, there are a few signs that can signal there is something wrong. Read More…

Q8: What types of Bulimia are there?

Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder most commonly known for the binging and purging actions of the sufferer. Bulimics will go on eating binges, where they eat uncontrollably for a short period of time, and then will induce vomiting in hopes of compensating for the calorie intake and prevent weight gain. Read More…

Q9: What treatments are available for Anorexia and Bulimia?

There are several different treatment options available for the anorexic, the most important and first step on the road to recovering from anorexia is the moment the sufferer admits they do in fact have a problem. This is the hardest and most crucial one but one that’s necessary on order to make any progress towards establishing regular and “normal” eating habits. Read More…

Q10: Do men suffer with Anorexia and Bulimia?

Most people think of women, especially young women and teens, when they hear about Anorexia Nervosa. The reason for this is sound, since teen girls and young women tend to be under a lot more pressure than teen boys and young men when it comes to being and looking thin. Read More…

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