If someone is developing bulimia, often changes in behaviour are noticeable before changes to physical appearance. Signs include:
Bulimia can cause serious damage to the body. Long-term effects of bulimia include:
If left untreated, bulimia nervosa can cause long-term harm to the body and may even be fatal. However, many physical effects of bulimia are reversible or can be prevented from worsening with the right treatment, and eating disorders are treatable, with full recovery possible.
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