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Signs to look for in Bulimia

If 3 or more of these signs are present there may be cause for concern and it would be advisable to share your concerns with your GP or call our advice line.

Physical Signs to look for in Bulimia

  • Change in character
  • May be low in weight but not always
  • Poor hair condition
  • Poor skin condition
  • Eating large amounts of food
  • Drinking large amounts of fluid with a meal
  • Visiting the toilet straight after or during a meal
  • Sores on knuckles
  • Sore throat and mouth
  • Arched front teeth (acid erosion)
  • Swelling in cheeks (moon face)

Emotional signs to look for in Bulimia

  • Change in Character
  • Low mood
  • Low self esteem
  • Tearful
  • Mood swings
  • Isolation from others
  • Withdrawing socially
  • Fatigue (perhaps due to poor sleep patterns)
  • Lack of concentration