Bulimia Nervosa is a serious eating disorder that in most cases requires professional Bulimia treatment to successfully recover from. If you, or someone you love, is suffering from Bulimia, a bulimia treatment center should be sought to avoid any long-term side effects from the eating disorder.
One of the Best Bulimia Treatment Centers in California
Harmony Grove San Diego is one of the best Bulimia treatment centers in the world. We have many years of experience helping women live happy, healthy lives again. The highly successful team at Harmony Grove does this by guiding you through the psychological issues behind bulimia, and by teaching you proven long-term tools to stay healthy, which also includes nutrition and food preparation.
What You Will Gain by Seeking Treatment for Bulimia at Harmony Grove:
- Relief from the binge/purge cycle
- A normalized eating plan that will work for life
- Never have to diet or restrict your foods again
- Tools to deal with life without resorting to your bulimia
- Quality professional help to uncover and deal with the underlying issues causing the bulimia
- Many women with long term recovery helping you in a caring environment
Characteristics of Bulimia
Bulimia occurs when a person participates in a cycle of binging and purging their food. During the binging stage, large amounts of food are consumed. To purge, the patient vomits or takes laxatives. Other characteristics that can be associated with bulimics include exercising frequently, consuming very few calories and using pills to control weight.
Bulimia Can Have Long-Term Effects on Your Body
Tooth decay, mouth abrasions, tooth sensitivity, throat irritation and esophageal tears can occur in the mouth and throat of someone suffering from the Bulimia. Irregular bowel movements, constipation and diarrhea may also happen when a patient is bulimic. Other effects may include dehydration, irregular heartbeat, anemia, muscle weakness, ulcers and missed menstrual periods.
A team of bulimia treatment professionals should be sought to treat bulimia. Both the mental and physical symptoms of bulimia need to be addressed for bulimia treatment to be successful. With bulimia, you must be able to recognize your behaviors as unhealthy, and learn how to cope when these emotions lead you to the cycle of binging and purging.
To treat Bulimia a mental health care provider is required. The treatment of Bulimia may use a combination of therapies to promote healthy eating. During cognitive behavior therapy, the goal of the therapist is to help you replace your unhealthy thoughts and behaviors, with positive ones.
Support groups and family therapy sessions help ensure you are surrounded by positive influences that will encourage a healthy lifestyle.
Bulimia nutritional therapy teaches how to make wise food choices. The dietitian will advise you on what type of eating plan you should follow to meet nutritional goals. The dietitian will work to get you to a healthy weight, if weight is not within a healthy range.
In some cases, medications may be prescribed to address underlying biochemical problems. Selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors, a type of antidepressant, are the most common type of drug prescribed to bulimics. The drugs are intended to treat anxiety and depression symptoms that could be at the root of the bulimia.
It is possible for someone with bulimia to require hospitalization, due to low potassium and dehydration. That is why we require medical clearance before entering our program. The patient must constantly look out for behaviors and feelings that could lead to another bulimic episode.
At Harmony Grove, we feel that there are a multitude of reasons why someone develops bulimia and our job, as professionals, is to put the pieces of the puzzle together in order to help you get out of the behaviors and back into living life.
If you, or if you suspect someone you know is suffering from bulimia, talk to a friend or family member about your concerns. Speak privately and don’t force your opinions on your loved one. If you attack her, she may shut down and not respond to your requests for her to seek treatment. Just let her know you’re there to help in any way and will support her as she develops healthy eating habits.
Bulimia Treatment for Women at Harmony Grove
You may have been suffering for years, and today is a great day to change your life for the better! You don’t have to live like that anymore. The team at Harmony Grove will make sure you receive the best treatment possible.
Information On Other ED Programs at Harmony Grove
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