Evidence-Based Comprehensive Psychological, Nutritional and Medical Care

Bulimia Effects

Bulimia is a dangerous eating disorder that has the potential to lead to a number of possibly life-threatening complications. These complications include heart problems, such as irregular heartbeat and heart failure, and electrolyte imbalances, especially low potassium that results in kidney failure over time. Additionally, bulimia studies shows that laxative abuse can result in chronic constipation, dehydration, and a dependence on laxatives. Other complications, which are specifically related to self-induced vomiting, include severe tooth decay, mouth sores, acid reflux, ulcers, ruptured stomach or esophagus, and swollen cheeks and salivary glands.

Marks of Quality Care
  • Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)
  • Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa
  • International Association Of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP)
  • National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
  • National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
  • RenewED, Eating Disorders Support
  • Washington University in St. Louis

I really appreciate that the staff validates my thoughts and feelings before trying to work on them. They don’t just say ‘that’s irritational, just stop!

– A Former Resident