Bulimia treatment centers
Eating disorders are life-threatening mental illnesses that tend to get worse over time without medical intervention. Since eating disorders have a high mortality rate, prompt diagnosis and treatment are essential.
One of the most common eating disorders is bulimia nervosa, or bulimia. Individuals with bulimia often have their self-esteem tied to their body image and may periodically lose control and eat large quantities of food. This disorder can have a hugely negative impact on the body which is why finding help through bulimia treatment centers is so important.
At Sovereign Health, our bulimia nervosa treatment program is comprehensive and thorough. Not only do we screen for the symptoms associated with bulimia, but also for signs of substance addiction and other mental illnesses that may be unknowingly contributing to the patient’s overall health. Our clinical experts leave no stone unturned when diagnosing and treating each patient.
What is bulimia nervosa?
Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by a cycle of binging, or eating large quantities of food over a short period of time, and compensatory behavior designed to purge the food from the body, such as vomiting or laxatives.
People who have bulimia — much like people who have anorexia — often attempt to hide signs of their illness from other people. A person with bulimia may frequently visit the bathroom after meals, or hide food wrappers and packaging following binging behaviors. People with bulimia may also compulsively exercise in an attempt to negate the calories they consume.