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Rumination Syndrome

Rumination syndrome is a chronic condition whereby individuals repeatedly and unintentionally regurgitate their undigested food.

Rumination syndrome also known as Merycism is a frequently under-diagnosed disorder characterised by the involuntary regurgitation of food after consumption, due to an uncontrollable contraction of abdomen muscles. In some people, rumination happens only at times of major stress or anxiety or with people that have suffered other eating disorders such as bulimia nervosa in their dietary past.

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