Terri Shiavo was bulimic!

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  1. IntuitioninMD

    IntuitioninMD Banned MEMBER

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    Terri Shiavo went into cardic arrest because she was bulimic. Now she is a vegetable.

    If you know any of your friends that are bulimic talk to them about it. It is just like they are on drugs and they need help.

    One entry found for bulimia.


    Main Entry: bu·lim·ia
    Pronunciation: bü-'lE-mE-&, byü-, -'li-
    Function: noun
    Etymology: New Latin, from Greek boulimia great hunger, from bou-, augmentative prefix (from bous head of cattle) + limos hunger -- more at COW
    1 : an abnormal and constant craving for food
    2 : a serious eating disorder that occurs chiefly in females, is characterized by compulsive overeating usually followed by self-induced vomiting or laxative or diuretic abuse, and is often accompanied by guilt and depression
    - bu·lim·ic /-'lE-mik, -'li-/ adjective or noun

    I know that there are a number of teenage girls that are probably dealing with some type of eating disorder.

    I encourage you to talk to someone about it - before it is too late.
     
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    karmashines Banned MEMBER

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    This is not as much of a problem in the black community.
     
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    Actually sister Karmashines, there are more young black women who are bulimic than you might believe.
     
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    Sister IntuitionMD ... how do you know she was bulimic ... any evidence supporting that?

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    They had someonething on CNN last night or the pervious night before that talking about it Destee
     
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    karmashines Banned MEMBER

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    They reported it in the news. They think it caused the chemical imbalance that put her in the state she's in now. So tragic and senseless.
     
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    Okay ... thank yall ... i hadn't heard that.

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    It was reported she was bulimic when the story first broke, but as the weeks have dragged on, the mention of it gets dropped. The attack that lead to her current condition was triggered by a potassium and electrolyte imbalance that occurs in bulimics. Though this type of stroke as a result is rare, it is worth it to remember how dangerous the disease of bulimia is. It can cause many other serious conditions, such as: loss of tooth enamel, ulcers, esophagus damage and/or rupture, digestive difficulties, etc.
     
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