Bulimia Help & Treatment
Bulimia is a severe form of eating disorder which stems from an abnormal obsession with becoming thin without the ability or inclination to diet and exercise normally. It is normally characterised by periods of binge eating followed by extreme efforts to lose weight.
Bulimia sufferers normally fall into two types. Purging is the more well-known form of bulimia, where a person binge eats and then purges themselves of food intake using laxatives or inducing vomiting. Non purging is also a common form of bulimia, where after binge eating the sufferer engages in periods of fasting or extreme exercise to compensate for their food intake.
Most bulimia sufferers are young woman and teenage girls, although there is a worryingly rising trend in pre-teen sufferers and a significant percentage of bulimics are older women and even men.
It is important to remember that eating disorders are not just bad habits and poor for someone's diet - they are a serious illness and often point to many underlying psychological issues including poor body image, lack of self-confidence and even remembrance of serious trauma.
Symptoms of Bulimia
Do you know someone who is worrying you by exhibiting possible signs of bulimia? Try asking yourself the following questions.
- Do they seem to be a normal weight despite strange eating habits? Most bulimics aren't underweight - this is more common in anorexia.
- Do they frequently go to the bathroom immediately after a meal or after consuming any substantial amount of food?
- Is food inexplicably disappearing from the kitchen or larder?
- Are they exhibiting other physical symptoms? These can include facial puffiness, reddened eyes, sore throat, swollen glands, tooth decay and heartburn.
Do you know someone who is suffering from bulimia? Call us now for free help and advice on how simple and easy it can be to get free of bulimia and live a happier, healthier life.
Get Help For Bulimia
Finding the right treatment service that can help you live free of bulimia is often a complicated and time-consuming process. If you need urgent help and are finding the wide variety of treatments on offer overwhelming, that's where we come in.
Our bulimia treatment assistance gives you:
- A free help and evaluation service to help you choose
- Guidance on the best treatment options for your circumstances
- Assistance in picking out the most cost-effective options
- Information on quality of care, best clinical practice and more
- Complete clarity so you can make the right choice of treatment
Call today in complete confidence on 08000 886 686 to take your first steps on the road to a happy and healthy new life.