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Understanding an eating disorder such as anorexia can be difficult, for both those who suffer from it and those who do not. There are a number of reasons why you might be an anorexic; however, the first step in understanding it is defining it. Although your eating disorder, even if it is a form of anorexia, can be as unique as you are, you need to understand the basic definition of this disease. Anorexia sometimes referred to as “Ana” is characterized by rapid weight loss, not keeping a normal body weight, and an unhealthy view of your body (shape and weight). You may think you are healthy and beautiful, when, in reality you are very much underweight.
No matter how sever your eating disorder is, we can help you learn about it and then help you love your body again. With proper anorexia treatment, you can learn how to eat healthily again. At Center for Change, we will surround you in a secure, loving environment so that you can learn to be confident in your body. We can help you overcome your eating disorder if you call us at 1-888-224-8250. Come and let our trained professionals help you in your anorexia recovery.
WHAT IS ANOREXIA?
An effective anorexia treatment center such as ours, Center for Change, will help you understand the full meaning of your eating disorder. This means that you will learn what characterizes eating disorders in general and why you developed an eating disorder. An eating disorder is defined by unhealthy views of food and your body. In addition, eating disorders are defined by either limiting your food intake or over eating. Basically, if you have an eating disorder, you have an almost obsessive urge to either avoid eating or eat a lot, both which have harmful side affects. Anorexia nervosa, also known as anorexia or ana, is an eating disorder where you and other people, women and men, basically starve yourself in order to stay thin. If and when you do eat, you may purge or use diuretics to get rid of the food and you may exercise excessively in order to burn calories.
At Center for Change, we offer you the perfect environment to help you in your anorexia nervosa recovery. You will be surrounded by the mountains of Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains in Orem, Utah at the foot of 12,000-foot Mount Timpanogos at Center for Change. We are a treatment center that allows you to experience hope and healing. All you need to do is call us at 1-888-224-8250 to begin your path towards a normal relationship with food and towards escaping the loneliness of anorexia.
ANOREXIA IS A MENTAL DISEASE
Anorexia is more than the physical act of starving yourself; it goes deeper than your skin. In fact, anorexia is sometimes characterized by an irrational fear of gaining weight, especially in a treatment setting. If you suffer from anorexia, you have an unhealthy view of your body, low self-esteem, anxiety, and maybe depression. All of these things need to be treated in an anorexia nervosa treatment center like our private center, Center for Change. Any number of things could have triggered your anorexia. It could have been a small comment on your weight, you could feel guilty about something you did, you may have just felt the need to lose weight and lost control of your dieting, or it could be something much deeper, like a need to control something in your life.
At Center for Change, any underlying causes of your anorexia will be addressed. In our anorexic recovery center, you will be enrolled, at first, in a very intense inpatient treatment program. We want to offer you the best treatment; therefore we offer you only the best certified staff, dieticians, doctors, and therapists. Moreover, our caring and understanding staffs will you to gain feelings of hope as your healing begins.
ANOREXIA IS DANGEROUS
What you may not realize, if you are suffering from anorexia, is that this is a very dangerous disease. Many heath issues can arise from anorexia, health issues that can ultimately lead to death. Some of the most common health issues associated with this eating disorder are lack of a menstrual cycle, low blood pressure and heart rate, irregular heartbeat, and imbalanced electrolytes. Many times anorexics, the name for people who suffer from anorexia, will have very low energy levels and will stay cold all the time. If your weight is too low, you may have hospital care before you can enter into an eating disorder clinic.
At Center for Change, you will first be admitted into a private, intensive inpatient anorexia treatment program. Certified doctors, therapists, counselors, nurses, and dieticians will surround you as you begin to fill your life with the hope that will lead you to recovery. You will be living in a beautiful treatment center, which provides you with the security you need to begin the healing process. We offer you treatments that will treat every aspect of your eating disorder, while treating any coexisting mental health and/or other health issues. We will give you the hope you desperately need. We will help you recover.
For most people, the holiday season is a wonderful time of year. It is often a time of family reunion, socializing, and celebration – a time when families, friends, and coworkers come together to share good will and good food. Yet, for those who suffer with eating disorders, this is often the worst time of the year.