What Causes Bulimia?
In order to deal properly with bulimia we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors.
We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow bulimia to develop?"
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Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind bulimia consists of three steps:
Step 1: List the Possible Causative Factors
Identify all disease conditions, lifestyle choices and environmental risk factors that can lead to bulimia. Here are eight possibilities:
- Low Serotonin
- Poor Digestion
- Food Allergies
- Need For Dietary Improvement
- Liver Congestion
- Brain Tumor
- Ovarian Cysts
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
Identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
high alcohol consumption
history of stomach ulcers
unusual vaginal bleeding
not eating garlic
bitter taste in mouth
dark areas under eyes
... and more than 170 others
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of bulimia:
|Need For Dietary Improvement
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
Bulimia. Have you ever had this eating disorder?
→ Don't know
→ In the past only, not a current problem
→ Current moderate problem
→ Current major problem
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate no history of bulimia, history of bulimia or bulimia, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as:
Having had an eating disorder as a child increases the risk of a brain tumor later in life.
Polycystic or multifollicular ovarian cysts are common in bulimics.
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