Anorexia Treatment in Texas
Dedicated to helping clients regain control of their lives and overcome anorexia, Eating Disorder Solutions is an eating disorder treatment center located near Dallas, Texas.
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Our eating disorder treatment facility offers integrated programs addressing the underlying causes of anorexia, treating the physical symptoms while fostering a new and healthier relationship with food.
Eating Disorder Solutions knows that overcoming anorexia is both a personal and transformative journey, which we will help guide you through with a thoroughly individualized continuum of care.
Our philosophy is all food is good in moderation. We believe in an individualized meal program because no two clients are the same
Anorexia Treatment in Texas
Are you struggling with anorexia? Eating Disorder Solutions can help you regain independence with our holistic recovery program.
Our professionals provide multidisciplinary and compassionate eating disorder treatment near Dallas, Texas and the surrounding areas. We genuinely believe you can achieve freedom and recovery from anorexia and other eating disorders.
Our eating disorder treatment center concentrates on the individual, not the symptoms. We treat the whole person, including any underlying conditions like anxiety and depression, to enable long-term recovery. Residential and outpatient anorexia programs at our eating disorder clinic use proven therapies and individualized treatment plans to help every client rebalance their relationship with food, their body, mind, and their soul.
What is Anorexia?
Anorexia nervosa, commonly referred to as anorexia, is an eating disorder characterized by a fear of gaining weight, self-starvation, and abnormally low body weight.
People with anorexia have a distorted body image and a strong desire to be thin. The condition can lead to serious health problems and, in severe cases, death.
If you believe you or a loved one may be experiencing anorexia nervosa, Eating Disorder Solutions can help. Learn more about our treatment options by calling us at 877-510-3680.
Recognizing Anorexia Symptoms
Recognizing the symptoms of anorexia nervosa is important for early detection and treatment because it can have serious physical and mental health consequences if left untreated. Early intervention can improve the chances of recovery and prevent long-term health problems.
Anorexia can cause physical complications such as malnutrition, electrolyte imbalances, decreased muscle mass, weak bones, low blood pressure, and anemia. It can also lead to mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, and social isolation.
Additionally, anorexia has one of the highest mortality rates among mental health conditions, and early treatment is crucial in preventing serious health problems and even death.
Therefore, it is important to seek professional help as soon as possible if you or someone you know is showing symptoms of anorexia nervosa. With proper treatment, many people with anorexia can recover and lead healthy, fulfilling lives.
Physical Anorexia Symptoms
The physical symptoms of anorexia nervosa can vary depending on the severity and duration of the condition. Some common physical symptoms may include:
- Low red blood cell count: 1/3 of anorexic patients have anemia.
- Bluish or purple coloring in hands and feet due to decreased blood flow and oxygen.
- Bloating, constipation, and abdominal pain.
- Dry skin, brittle nails, and hair thinning/loss.
- Irregular heart rate.
- Cuts and calluses across the top of finger joints due to purging.
- Decreased libido in adults.
- Enamel erosion, cavities, and sensitive teeth.
- Swollen legs and arms.
- Fainting spells.
- Constant feeling of being cold.
- Low or loss of bone calcium
- Low blood pressure. One of the most medical issues stemming from anorexia
- Low body weight.
- Irregular periods or only having a period when on hormonal contraceptives (not a “true” period)
- Poor sleeping patterns and insomnia
- Frequent illness and poor wound healing
- Unable to maintain a normal body weight, low BMI
- Elevated liver enzymes: inflammation of the liver due to being overworked
If not treated early, anorexia can lead to long-term health issues and in severe cases death. It is important to seek professional help as soon as possible if you or someone you know is showing physical symptoms of anorexia.
With proper treatment, many people with anorexia can recover and lead healthy, fulfilling lives.
Behavioral Signs of Anorexia
Behavioral signs of anorexia nervosa may include:
- Avoiding eating in public and/or making excuses for not eating
- Unrealistic assessments of body weight and shape. Having a distorted self-image. Such as looking for “flaws” in the mirror
- Changes in eating habits and/or routines. Such as eating food in a particular order or rearranging food.
- A Compulsion to exercise after eating to try to counter the calories
- Cooking for others without eating
- Controlling portion sizes or eating slowly to disguise how little is eating
- Thoughts of self-harm or the ideation of suicide
- Frequently measuring or weighing
- Going to the bathroom after eating
- Intense fear of gaining weight. Not admitting weight loss is a serious issue
- Extreme calorie counting or counting bites
- Consistently skipping meals or a strict “fasting” routine
- Social withdrawal
- Taking appetite suppressants or diet pills
Not everyone with anorexia will exhibit all these behaviors, and some individuals may display other behaviors not listed here.
If you or someone you know is displaying any of these behaviors and has lost a significant amount of weight, it is important to seek professional help as soon as possible.
Anorexia Treatment Programs
The highest level of care at Eating Disorder Solutions is our residential anorexia treatment. A quiet and peaceful recovery center, Eating Disorder Solutions focuses on addressing the root cause of anorexia and other disordered eating habits to help you build a healthier future.
Residential treatment aims to help individuals achieve and maintain a healthy weight while addressing the underlying mental and emotional causes contributing to this disorder. In our residential program individuals will receive a high level of support from a team of professionals, including psychologists, therapists, and registered dietitians. Our treatment program includes individual and group therapy, nutritional rehabilitation, and medical monitoring.
Residential anorexia treatment provides a structured and supportive environment to begin recovery and develop the skills and tools necessary for long-term success.
As part of our full continuum of care, our partial hospitalization program provides a structured and therapeutic environment to aid the transition between residential and outpatient treatment, helping our clients stay on the path of recovery and achieve their goals.
Unlike residential eating disorder treatment, our partial hospitalization program allows individuals to continue living at home during treatment while adding a sense of normalcy to their lives.
With our partial hospitalization program, clients are provided with individual, family, and group counseling as well as medication management, nutritional counseling and meal supervision. This support and guidance helps clients cope with the challenges and apply newfound skills as they reintegrate back into their daily lives.
Start Anorexia Treatment in Texas Today
Accepting that you have anorexia and reaching out for assistance can be daunting for you and the people who care about you. But you don’t have to struggle with anorexia alone. We can provide you with comprehensive treatment, customized based on your unique experiences and needs, to help you beat anorexia and regain control of your life.
Our skilled and compassionate clinicians have years of experience and knowledge in treating anorexia nervosa. Our treatment center works closely with every client to develop an effective plan of care offering the best chance for recovery.
Anorexia nervosa is a severe condition that should be addressed immediately to lessen the chances of long-term complications. If you suspect you or another loved one has an eating disorder, reach out to us now to consult with our treatment experts.
Are you ready to start your recovery journey with a knowledgeable team that cares about your success? Get in touch with Eating Disorder Solutions today to get started! For more information about anorexia treatment, call 877-510-3680.
Anorexia Treatment at Eating Disorder Solutions in Texas
Anorexia treatment is individualized to each client’s needs in order to achieve a full recovery and help regain their independence. Some of the most common anorexia treatment modalities at Eating Disorder Solutions include:
Our highly individualized therapy is done one-on-one with a psychiatrist who will help you explore your emotions and how they affect your eating behavior. During therapy, individuals will learn how they can change their negative thinking patterns so that they can avoid triggering anorexic behaviors.
Another type of in-depth group and individual therapy. This will help address the underlying issues and emotions people have that lead to their eating disorders. These therapy sessions will provide clients with options for healthy and mindful eating during stressful times, as well as coping mechanisms that can improve self-esteem and help them make healthier choices.
Group therapy will provide clients with a strong and lasting support network. Our group therapy helps individuals explore their own feelings while learning from others who are struggling with anorexia through our loving, family-like atmosphere. Our safe and supportive environment allows clients to be open and honest with each other.
Family therapy is an essential part of anorexia treatment. It helps build a strong support system that will be in place once clients complete their anorexia treatment program. Family therapy helps family members learn how to best guide and support their loved ones during their recovery journey.
Reach Out for Help Now
Once you call us, you will be talking to someone who genuinely wants to help you on your journey to recovery. We will help guide you through your options in a safe and judgment-free environment, to help you determine the best course of action for you. Call us today at 877-510-3680 or submit the form below.