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Bulimia Kills

Keep purging and bulimia will kill you.

Sure it will.

We’ve heard it. We’ve read it. But do we really believe it?

In a photo sweeping the internet, a story of what appears to be true of a young woman who died from bulimia.

The desription of her death reads as follows:

Like a typical binger, her stomach was dying before it ripped. What I mean is that every time we binge our stomachs expand, if they expand far enough, the vessels supplying them blood are crushed - cutting off the blood supply to that area, killing the tissue. That area is weakened and the next binge of that caliber becomes more dangerous. Purging just adds fuel to the fire by increasing stomach pressure above and beyond the natural level.

But believe it or not the ruptured stomach didn't kill her. A natural reaction did.

When the stomach exploded, her body responded with a typical immune reaction. It dilated her blood vessels, her blood pressure dropped, she blacked out, and her heart slowed down and stopped.

Food for thought?