Bulimia – Signs and Symptoms 1 Nursing Mnemonic

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BULIMIA

  • B-Binge eating
  • U-Under strict dieting
  • L-Lacks control/over-eating Induced vomiting
  • M-Minimum of two binge eating episodes
  • I-Increase/Persistent concern of body size/shape
  • A-Abuse of diuretics and laxatives

Description

Bulimia is an eating disorder characterized by binging and purging. Patients may go through periods of excessive eating and then try to purge be inducing vomiting, taking laxatives or diuretics, or going through periods of fasting.

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