Signs and Symptoms of Pediatric Bulimia

Pediatric Bulimia

Pediatric Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by binge eating and purging. It usually begins in adolescence or young adulthood, and is far more common in females than in males.

Signs and symptoms

Symptoms of binge eating include the following:

  • Lack of control over eating
  • Secrecy surrounding eating
  • Eating unusually large amounts of food
  • Irregular eating habits
  • Symptoms of purging include the following:
  • Regularly going to the bathroom after meals
  • Using laxatives or diuretics
  • Smelling of vomit
  • Exercising excessively

Some physical signs and symptoms associated with bulimia include the following:

  • Normal body weight or increased body weight, with frequent fluctuations
  • Low body temperature
  • Hypotension
  • Dental erosion
  • Callouses or scars on the knuckles or hands
  • Menstrual irregularity or amenorrhea
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