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Eating disorders are often accompanied by other mental and physical conditions. It is important to identify and understand the connection between these conditions listed below and how they effect those with eating disorders.

Diabetes

Because both disorders involve the control of food, Diabetes and eating disorders like Anorexia, Bulimia or Compulsive Overeating can run hand-in-hand. Diabetes is a disorder resulting from the pancreas not producing enough Insulin or the body not being able to effectively use the Insulin produced. The prevalence of eating disorders among Insulin dependent diabetics is estimated to be two to six times higher than in the general population. Read More››

Infertility

Unfortunately infertility and problems with becoming pregnant are common among individuals suffering from eating disorders like Anorexia, Bulimia or Compulsive Overeating. Menstrual abnormalities experienced by women suffering from eating disorders can make pregnancy difficult. Studies have shown that women who are underweight or overweight have a significantly lower probability of conceiving than women who are at, or near, their ideal body weight. Read More››

Medical Complications

Here is a list of medical complications associated with eating disorders like bulimia and anorexia. If left untreated, eating disorders can be fatal. Read More»

Nutrition

Our experience has shown us that at the time they enter the program many individual with eating disorders like Anorexia, Bulimia and Compulsive Overeating are out of control with food. Decision making in regards to obtaining food, portion control, calories, exercise, weight and body image is often distorted. Read More››

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Some individuals with eating disorders like Anorexia, Bulimia or Compulsive Overeating also suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is a medical disorder that throws the individual's hormones out of balance. PCOS affects 10 percent of woman, with onset usually during the teen years. Read More››

Self-harm

"Everything hurts so much inside and my thoughts are so overwhelming, yet so distant, whirling about and never leaving me. I argue with my rational self and the self that's really hurting and doesn't want to carry on anymore. I do cut myself. I don't cut to die, I don't cut for attention, I cut because it makes me feel better for just a few minutes. It's like a drug - instant relief. Everything's okay for a while. Read More»