Bulimia and swallowing: Cause for concern
Article first published online: 7 SEP 2001
Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 30, Issue 3, pages 252–258, November 2001
How to Cite
Mendell, D. A. and Logemann, J. A. (2001), Bulimia and swallowing: Cause for concern. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 30: 252–258. doi: 10.1002/eat.1082
- Issue published online: 7 SEP 2001
- Article first published online: 7 SEP 2001
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 OCT 2000
- dental erosion
To determine whether there is evidence of a relationship between bulimia and abnormalities in swallowing function.
Literature review across a variety of professional areas concerning the physiological effects of bulimia on oropharyngeal swallow structures and function.
Investigations of bulimic subjects have identified abnormalities in the oral cavity and oropharynx including dental erosion, changes in taste, tissue manifestations, and potential motility disorders that could impact swallowing function.
While there is cause for concern regarding the effects of repeated self-induced vomiting behavior in bulimic subjects on swallowing function, more research is needed. © 2001 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 30: 252–258, 2001.