Bulimia may cause numerous serious and even life-threatening complications. Possible complications include:

  • Dehydration, which can lead to major medical problems, such as kidney failure
  • Heart problems, such as an irregular heartbeat or heart failure
  • Severe tooth decay and gum disease
  • Absent or irregular periods in females
  • Digestive problems, and possibly a dependence on laxatives to have bowel movements
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Misuse of alcohol or drugs
  • Suicide
April 29, 2015