Find Your Balance
Bulimia Nervosa occurs when the physical and mental sensations of fullness become intolerable. This intolerance feels so extreme that it often triggers the compulsion to purge. Bulimia causes a disassociation between the body and mind and ultimately chips away at self-esteem.
At Backcountry Wellness, we know that bulimia can be particularly complicated because patients with bulimia often look healthy and fit. Yet the underlying compulsion to achieve a state that is always “just out of reach” leads to a never-ending cycle of bingeing and purging.
An extensive body of research shows complications arising from bulimia. It can damage your skin, heart, teeth, digestive tract, reproductive system, and internal electrolyte balance.
The physical and emotional harm caused by bulimia is cumulative and progresses over time. This is why it is important to intervene and seek treatment.