Swollen Glands, Purges and Your Bulimia
Often when a bulimia sufferer is on the road to recovery, the most distressing sight to witness is a swollen face. Especially when working through bulimia recovery with the determination to stop vomiting, noticing that the swollen glands cause the patient to vomit again in an attempt to bring down the swollen glands in the neck.
Often this great motivation to beat bulimia is sabotaged by the continued development of swollen glands, making recovery very difficult. If this is the vicious cycle you can relate to, then there are things you can do to regain a sense of health, well-being, and your usual face shape and shape.
In the average person, any form of swollen glands is usually a normal response of the body to injury, infection, disease, or abnormal growth in this area.
Unlike an infection of the glands where a response to a course of antibiotics would eliminate any bacterial invasion, facial swelling in the cheek and jaw regions due to bulimia is NOT curable with conventional medications. The simple fact is while a person with bulimic tendencies continues to vomit; she or he will always have signs of swelling in the facial area.
Vomiting damages the glans tissue due to the constant attack of stomach acids. Swelling is a normal defense reaction to heal any irritation caused by vomiting. Most of this inflammation is simply water retention in the glands, as well as the glands themselves working to make up for fluid loss elsewhere in the body.
This means that when you vomit, all you are doing is getting rid of water from your glands, such as your salivary glands and parotid glands. So it gives the impression of reduced swelling, but this is only temporary because your body immediately tries to repair the damaged glands and starts retaining water again, creating a vicious cycle.
The only way to treat this is to stop vomiting completely, but gradually. For most bulimia sufferers like you, that means stopping the binge eating that occurs, which is much easier to control than the automatic gag reflex.
Binging and purging is an automatic learned response; Because it’s a learned behavior, you can choose to unlearn it in no time. Once you stop vomiting, after a few months you should see your face return to normal. But be patient, the return of your normal facial size could take time, depending on your own healing process, as well as where the other serious damage is located in your body (for example: stomach lining, ulceration of the digestive tract, load on your heart/liver/kidney functions, electrolyte abnormalities, damage to your teeth and gums, knuckles, etc.).
Here are some natural remedies you can try:
Many natural remedies can also help you recover your face much faster by taking better care of it and giving you the best conditions for your own body to heal.
Gargling daily with rock salt water (use warm water) can help clear up any minor infections, as the iodine found in rock salt will help speed up this recovery process.
Nutritionally you can also do a lot:
. Eating mackerel can reduce inflammation by actively releasing prostaglandins (hormone-like substance).
. The berries are a good source of vitamin C, which helps with any thyroid gland issues due to its immune-boosting abilities.
. Sea vegetables, such as seaweed, are a rich source of iodine, as is salmon, which also contains omega-3 fatty acids.
. Brazil nuts contain selenium, which helps maintain any endocrine system, including the parotid glands in the neck.
. Eating carrots can help soothe the mucous membrane throughout the digestive tract, reducing irritation and inflammation. It is also very good for cleansing your liver that is overworked with toxins.
The onion, on the other hand, acts against fluid retention and helps with gout (swelling) in the neck region.
You can also flavor your food with a pinch of Saffron, as it has anti-inflammatory properties, but it also gives a fantastic aroma and color to your dish.
Avoid foods such as coffee, cola, sugary foods, cabbage, as well as eating salt (instead of gargling), as they make it difficult for damaged tissue to heal and delay recovery.
Natural interventions to treat your swollen glands due to purification, it requires dedication and patience on your part! Avoid expecting overnight miracles to make the effects of bulimia wear off, while accepting your own personal responsibilities to stop purging. If you take better care of yourself, bulimia symptoms such as swollen glands, sore throat, constant loss of voice, and regular infection in this area will lessen over time and you will see a marked difference in the size and shape of your face.