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does bulimia nervosa have an affect on breast growth and hormones ..?

i need to kno cause when i was 13 - 14 yrs. old i purged alot. and im 16 right now. but sometimes when i feel full i purge. and i was wondering if it causes an affect on my breast.Because my breast are real tiny . or is there anyway i can make them grow?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    yes hormones specially sex hormones which are necessary foe growth of breast has a lipid based structure (cholesterol) which would not be sufficient in any kind of fasting and inadequate food intake like bulimia nevrosa but the size of your breast at the moment is not related to your previous medical situation for it has had enough time to be compensated

    on the other hand size of breast has no relation to its function for breast feeding because the glandular part of every person is the same

    its only the fat part that makes its shape

    and also ther is no real relation between your body wight and your breast size

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  • 1 decade ago

    yes, bulimia nervosa has an effect on your growth and hormones. when you purged it took away your minerals,vitamins,and nutrients your body needed to grow and mature. you stripped all that away and messed up your system. if you go to the doctor, you can ask them about estrogen pills. estrogen is what a woman's body needs to have a menstrual cyle and to keep facial hair and boobs growing or staying after you reached puberty. have you talked to an adult about hormones? doctors are confidential and don't judge , so don't worry , they will help you out.

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  • 1 decade ago

    how are you feeling today? hope you are doing well.

    yes, bulimia nervosa can effect the way your body develops because you are not getting the proteins and what not that you need to grow, but if you eat right you will start to develop.

    Plus, some teenagers develop later, so don't worry.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It causes changes in every single system of your body, including growth and development. It can literally stop your heart or tear your esophagus. It will cause horrible damage to your teeth, even if you brush right after vomiting. You will get to the point (even after only a year) where your teeth will literally break off, even when eating relatively soft foods, leaving you with the need for dental implants or dentures at a young age. It causes very ugly aging in your face with puffiness, wrinkles and uneven skin tone.

    I'm not trying to scare you (or maybe I am). Please find a program to help you stop. The risks are enormous to your health and well-being. Bulimia also causes depression, anxiety and other mental health issues because of the way that it throws off your body chemistry.

    Source(s): Personal experience.
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  • 1 decade ago

    I used to be bulimic. It made me fat more than skinny. It turned my teeth yellow. The enormous stretch marks on my breasts may be related to past health damage related to bulimia. I now have a herniated stomach, which means that my stomach resides in my chest and I heave with the slightest pressure on the back of my tongue.

    Be so CAREFUL, what you do with your bodies. These effects are real. I'm not making them up. You can avoid much suffering and create much happiness if you treat yourself well and take care of your bodies.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Bulimia has an effect on the whole body. If you do have this condition I would reccomend getting help ASAP.

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  • 1 decade ago

    if you want to have breasts and regular periods, like normal women, you MUST STOP PURGING! breast tissue is mostly made up of fat, and if you have no body fat, you will have no breasts. eat a cheeseburger, for goodness sake! all of the eating disorders wreak havoc with all of the systems in your body, including hormonal function. stop this behavior for the sake of your health - if you don't feel you can do it yourself, then seek counseling. Best of luck to you.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, it will effect your overall health, including your development. All that acid will rot your teeth, and the imbalance in electrolytes can cause you heart and kidney problems you might not feel for years to come. Please stop doing that immediately! What;'s the good of being thin if you're so sick you can't go out and have fun?

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  • 1 decade ago

    that bulimia wreaks all body parts almost.it;s hard on the heart and teeth and your whole body,,,,,you should get help from a doctor;as it;s hard to break the cycle by your self....good-luck

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    welll, when you throw up your getting rid of all the calories you just finished taking in. boobs aresimply made of fat. if your getting rid of the fat in your body by throwing up.. they can get smaller, yes. thats why when people go on diets, their boobs can get smaller

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