If you are suffering from anorexia, it may seem like you are in a daily battle with food. Counting calories, obsessing over weight and constantly feeling guilty about eating are all commonly associated with anorexia.
While this can seem like an insurmountable illness, it is treatable and those suffering are not alone. Anorexia nervosa affects 1 in 100 women aged between 15 and 30 in the UK, whilst an estimated 10% of Anorexics are men. It may seem impossible to overcome but there is help and hope available at Life Works.
The signs and symptoms of anorexia
Anorexia is characterised by a refusal to maintain a healthy body weight and a fear of becoming fat or gaining weight. This fear often manifests in obsessive calorie counting and restricted eating where the sufferer’s weight often drops below the recommended range for their sex and height. Anorexics also regularly avoid social gatherings in order to keep from eating. This leaves them withdrawn and can leave them lonely and isolated.
Other common symptoms of anorexia include irregular eating patterns, mood swings and avoiding mealtimes altogether. If you are displaying any of these symptoms of Anorexia it is important to seek Anorexia counselling at an Anorexia treatment centre.
If you are ready to end your battle with food and start anorexia recovery, please call 0800 081 0700 or click here to complete a short enquiry form.
I need treatment for Anorexia, how can Life Works help me?
The most important step in recovering from anorexia is admitting you have a problem and seeking help. Treatment for Anorexia at Life Works is aimed at looking beyond the basic issue of food intake and addressing some of the emotional issues that underpin the disorder. We help you understand the contributing factors of your illness and incorporating your family in parts of the treatment. This increases your chances of a full recovery. Life Works provides a residential setting for anorexia sufferers to allow for healing. We will also minimize your chances of a relapse by supporting you in aftercare and introducing you to a supportive recovery community. In recovery it is ‘one day at a time’, and the earlier you take action, the better your chances of overcoming this serious illness.
You can start treatment at Life Works anorexia treatment centre immediately, all it takes is a call to our dedicated admissions team. They provide a free and confidential assessment of your current medical condition and answer any questions you may have. Our admissions professionals also explain the anorexia treatment options at Life Works to help you understand the path to recovery.
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