While around 30 million people in the US suffer from eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia, many of them don’t get help for these potentially fatal disorders, suffering in silence instead. Thriveworks Orlando Counseling wants to change that. We have anorexia and bulimia counselors as well as other eating disorder therapists who can step in and help those who are suffering from these conditions.
If you are exhibiting symptoms of anorexia, bulimia, or another mental illness, please consider reaching out to Thriveworks Orlando. Our team of eating disorder therapists at Thriveworks Orlando are here to help you recover.
Finding Treatment for Eating Disorders
These life-threatening and even potentially fatal eating disorders are preventable and curable, but unfortunately, out of the 30 million we already mentioned, only as little as 10 percent of people who suffer from them get proper help. What about the rest? The others suffer in silence, don’t realize there is a problem at all, or go about their own treatment the wrong way:
- Denial: The first reason may not be outright refusal to get help as it is a failure to recognize the problem in the first place. Denial is a powerful tool the mind can turn to when it wants to push the body forward through hardship and exhaustion, even to get well. However, this same tool can also prevent them from realizing they have an existing health condition.
- Self-Medication: There are also those who know they have eating disorder problems, know they have to deal with those problems, but in the end choose not to tell family and friends about what they are dealing with. This is usually because they do not want to burden others with their problems. They usually end up devising solutions that don’t work at all and even end up compounding the problem.
- Fear of Social Stigma: There will always be that fear of ridicule if found out to be suffering from anorexia or bulimia. The sad fact is that we live in a competitive world and sometimes we are expected to adhere to certain standards that many of us might find hard to reach, particularly when it comes to beauty standards.
Are you someone who is suffering from these disorders in Orlando? Thriveworks Orlando, FL can help you.
Negative Effects of Eating Disorders
The ill effects of eating disorders tend to linger; sometimes they even last for a lifetime. The body has to have nutrients to function properly—if these nutrients are denied, the body will malfunction and this will cause a host of problems as well as illnesses and diseases like scurvy, hypertension, and even cardiovascular disease.
The act of purging itself poses a risk; regurgitated food can become a stuck in the throat and cut off the oxygen supply. Those who suffer from eating disorders also tend to carry emotional scars, scars that cause an endless cycle of guilt, shame, and depression.
Schedule Eating Disorder Therapy at Thriveworks Orlando Counseling
Are you in Orlando, suffering from an eating disorder? This is a problem you don’t have to face alone. Please consider reaching out to Thriveworks Orlando Counseling. We have counselors who know what you are going through and are capable of helping you deal with it through proper guidance and support. Contact our office today to meet with one of our eating disorder therapists, as soon as today or tomorrow.