Bulimia Nervosa Treatment
At Cassiobury Court, we offer treatment for those suffering from bulimia to get their life back on track. We know the stress that is involved with having an eating disorder and our treatment programmes are tailored to the individual to ensure that it is not a daunting experience. Our eating disorder specialists have a very welcoming approach and will make you feel comfortable during recovery.
What is Bulimia?
Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder that involves binge eating. This is then followed by self-induced vomiting or taking laxatives to purge the food and avoid putting on weight. This often forms a cycle and purging is often followed by several days of starving. Whilst the causes of the illness are not always obvious, it is often seen in individuals with low self-esteem or depression. Whilst this does not cause the extreme weight loss that anorexia does, it is still a serious condition that needs to be treated as early as possible.
Early treatment is important as it will limit the damage that it will do to the body. Some of the long term effects include damage to internal organs, ruptured stomach, damaged vocal chords and even heart failure. The sooner that treatment for anorexia can begin, the less risk of the long term consequences emerging.
There are quite a few tell-tale signs that someone might be suffering from bulimia. Being able to spot them will help to achieve early treatment. Some of these signals include:
- Bad breath and mouth infections
- Bad skin
- Hiding food or diet pills / laxatives
- Puffy cheeks
- Stomach pains
- Irregular periods
- Mood swings
Here at Cassiobury Court, we offer personalised treatment programmes for those suffering from bulimia nervosa. These focus on the physical and psychological effects of the illness. If dramatic weight loss has taken place, it is important that gaining weight is done in a gradual and controlled manner to minimise the risks involved.
Our bulimia treatment programmes focus on the physical effects and the psychological causes that underlie the illness. Based on the 12-stop model, our treatment will combine counselling and psychotherapy to improve attitudes to eating, along with self-esteem body image.
If you think you might require bulimia treatment or you are worried about someone close to you, call Cassiobury Court on 0800 500 3129 for treatment.