An eating disorder is a serious and life threatening illness that is detrimental to the body and mind. Eating disorders are characterized by abnormal eating habits, such as:
- severe food restriction
- binge eating
- purging (oftentimes by inducing vomit or abusing laxatives).
These patterns can lead to severe emotional distress, mood disorders, and feelings of losing control.
Eating disorders can also lead to dangerous physical complications, including:
- loss of bone density
- loss of muscle mass
- low blood pressure
- changes in heart rhythms
- cardiac muscle damage
- loss of menstruation
- tooth decay
- gastric tearing and bleeding
At The Adne Institute, we believe proper nutrition is integral to one's physical and mental health. In the Eating Disorders Clinic, we work with patients to formulate a safe treatment plan that combines mental health services, mindfulness based therapeutic interventions, and nutritional education. Contact us today to begin your journey towards wellness.