ANOREXIA TREATMENT CENTRE
PROMIS Anorexia Treatment Centre is a private facility that specialises in treating those suffering from anorexia nervosa. The treatment centre accepts patients of all ages and genders, offering both residential and outpatient treatment programs for people of different backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses. The centre utilises various methods to help their patients, including CBT therapy, family counselling, nutritional education, and exercise.
WHAT IS ANOREXIA NERVOSA?
Anorexia nervosa, more commonly known as anorexia, is an eating disorder that causes people to starve themselves because they believe that they are overweight when, in reality, their body weight actually falls below what is considered healthy.
It is characterised by abnormally low body weight, distorted perception of weight and the intense fear of putting on weight. Those who suffer from anorexia prioritise controlling their weight and body shape, resorting to extreme efforts which significantly affect their lives. The disease takes many forms, from restricting the number of calories to depriving themselves of nutrition, resulting in extremely low body weight.
They may also force vomiting after eating to control their calorie intake or misuse laxatives, diet aids, diuretics and enemas to achieve their goals. Sufferers of anorexia also have a distorted view of their own body shape and size.
The disorder is not related to food but how sufferers use the above highly unhealthy methods, which can be life-threatening to cope with emotional distress. Anorexics equate thinness with self-worth. This disorder can control the sufferer’s life and is very difficult for them to overcome.
The best option to help those with anorexia is to get treatment. Anorexia treatments, such as those provided by PROMIS, help those with this disorder to get a better understanding of who they are while returning to healthier eating habits.
Our treatment also helps those to reverse some of the complications that have arisen from anorexia behaviours.
WHAT CAUSES ANOREXIA NERVOSA?
Anorexia eating disorder occurs when a person has an extreme fear of gaining weight, so they will stop eating and lose weight. The exact cause of the disease is unknown, but it is thought that a combination of different factors can lead to anorexia.
For example, some people may have genes that make them more susceptible to the disorder. It can also be linked with a history of sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
It is difficult to determine the exact cause because so many factors can lead to the disorder. We do know, however, that it is likely a combination of different factors.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SOMEONE HAS ANOREXIA?
Anorexia is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition. Individuals with anorexia may have intense feelings of shame and low self-esteem. Many people who suffer from anorexia have a distorted body image.
They may see themselves as too fat even when they are dangerously thin. Emotional or physical problems, such as sudden weight gain during puberty, usually trigger anorexia. Other causes include depression, anxiety, or other mental illness.
Anorexia can lead to slowed growth, low blood pressure and heart rate, brittle bones that break easily from minimal trauma (such as accidentally bumping into furniture), and even kidney damage.
Getting help from professionals from a medical facility in an eating disorder clinic like PROMIS is the only effective treatment option.
OTHER EATING DISORDERS
Specified feeding or eating disorders come in all shapes and sizes. Anorexia falls into this category; however, others share some traits, and although there are clear differences, it’s important to understand that eating disorders are a category that has many disorders. At PROMIS, we are a private eating disorder centre that offers treatment and support for all types of eating disorders. Here are some of the most common illnesses that we treat at our centre:
- Bulimia Nervosa: Bulimia is a mental health condition characterised by frequent episodes of binge eating, often in secrecy, followed by inappropriate compensatory behaviours such as inducing vomiting, abusing laxatives, or excessively exercising.
- Binge Eating Disorder: Like bulimia, binge eating disorder is an eating addiction that involves episodes of overeating within a short period of time, followed by feelings of guilt and shame. However, unlike bulimia, this type of compulsive eating is not followed by purging exercises, which is the key difference between the two disorders.
- Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED): It is not always easy to define eating disorders as people have diverse natures and their condition may not fit perfectly into one of the disorders listed. When a person’s symptoms do not fully match a particular disorder, they are usually classified as having an “other specified feeding or eating disorder”.
- Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID): This disorder often involves avoiding or limiting certain foods.
WHAT IS THE TYPICAL TREATMENT PROGRAMME FOR ANOREXIA?
Eating disorder treatments depend on various factors, including the condition itself and the severity of it. PROMIS provides specialist eating disorder services for anorexia in the form of various therapies, nutritional and diet management, and pharmacological medication as and when required.
Our treatment plans are tailored to each individual and provide ongoing support, not only throughout the inpatient treatment but long after through rehabilitation and aftercare services.
THE BENEFITS OF GETTING ANOREXIA TREATMENT
Anorexia nervosa, commonly known as anorexia, is a serious eating disorder characterized by an intense fear of gaining weight and a distorted body image. Seeking treatment, especially private and specialist treatment, for anorexia is crucial, as it can have severe physical and psychological consequences. Here are some key benefits of getting anorexia treatment:
GET HELP WITH PROMIS EATING DISORDER TREATMENT CENTRE
Begin your eating disorder recovery journey from anorexia with PROMIS. If you’re struggling with an eating disorder, our expert help from a multidisciplinary team of professionals can make all the difference. Contact us today at our inpatient eating disorder clinic and get the help and support that you need for anorexia.
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