About Bulimia Treatment

Like Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa is also characterized by a preoccupation with body image or weight. However, instead of excessive food restricting, the hallmarks of Bulimia are bingeing and purging.

Bingeing is the rapid consumption of a large amount of food in a short time.

This kind of eating feels “out of control” and one may feel compelled to keep eating. Subsequently, there is a desire to “get rid” of the food just eaten and so those with Bulimia force vomiting, use diuretics or laxatives, or some combination of these.

Signs and symptoms:

Symptoms of Bulimia may include the following:

  • Chronic sore throat
  • Swollen salivary glands
  • Worn tooth enamel
  • Heartburn
  • Intestinal distress or irritation
  • Dehydration
  • Irregular periods
  • Electrolyte imbalance

Bulimia Therapy

It is essential for the person with Bulimia to develop a healthier relationship to food over the course of Bulimia Treatment. In addition to nutritional counseling, having the support of loved ones to improve eating behaviors is important. Psychotherapy that helps reduce binge-eating and purging behaviors as well as addresses destructive thinking patterns and emotional instability is often effective. If coping skills and interpersonal skills can be acquired in Bulimia Treatment, the chance of relapse can be significantly reduced.

How do I get started?

If you would like to speak with a counselor, or if you have questions and would like a free 10-minute consultation to determine if you might benefit from Bulimia Treatment, call or email today.

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