What is Bulimia Treatment?
Bulimics often deny they have a problem and/or are unaware of the risks. This can prevent them from seeking treatment, and treatment is essential. The health risks of bulimia are very serious, and without treatment as many as 20 percent of people with eating disorders actually die from their condition. Bulimic treatment must involve several different components. A number of treatment providers must be involved, including a medical doctor, a mental health care provider, and a dietician. Medical treatment is often needed to combat the physical effects of bulimia, which can include stomach ulcers, esophageal problems, cardiac problems, and hormonal imbalances. People with bulimia are also often deficient in a number of key nutrients. Bulimic treatment must also involve nutritional counseling and education. Bulimic patients are often referred to nutritional classes and also receive individualized nutritional counseling. They need to learn how to eat properly, in order to combat nutritional