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What eating disorder do you have if you purposely throw up food about three times a week and obsess about your body?

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Eating disorders most commonly fall into two major categories. The first is anorexia where a person limits the intake of food and calories to an unhealthy extreme. The second is bulimia, also known as the "binge-and-purge" eating disorder. A bulimic person eats food, sometimes large quantities (binging), and then "purges" their system to eliminate the calories. Purging is done by making oneself throw-up the food or by taking laxatives. Anyone who follows either of these practices or obsesses about their body should seek PROFFESSIONAL medical and/or psychiatric help. A good first step would include talking with a family member or a close friend.

It could be bulimia or an EDNOS (eating disorder not otherwise specified), whatever is it it could turn into something more serious than it already is.

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