Postprandial vomiting and regurgitation are regular features of BN except in cases when excessive exercise is used to burn calories from binge eating. The ability to learn to reverse habitually oesophageal peristalsis or to regurgitate in BN bears a relationship to rumination disorder of infancy. Rumination is a syndrome characterized by effortless repetitive regurgitation of small amounts of food from the stomach. The food is then partially or completely rechewed, reswallowed, or expelled. There is preliminary evidence that rumination might be a precursor from a report by Blinder

[54], who found primary ruminatory behaviour to antedate BN. Fairburn and Cooper [55] and Chial et al. [56] reported rumination in BN, but did not comment on the patients' premorbid habits. Rumination as a symptom or a syndrome is an unappreciated condition in adults and underinvestigated in BN [57]. More systematic research might clarify whether the two disorders are related.

Breaking Bulimia

Breaking Bulimia

We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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