Eating Disorder Treatment Services

Eating Disorders South Africa

Eating Disorders describe illnesses that are characterised by destructive eating habits and severe distress or concern about body weight or shape.

Eating Disorder Identification

The possibility for healing from an eating disorder increases the earlier the condition is identified and treated. As a result, it is necessary to be understand the typical warning signs of an eating condition.

An individual struggling with a problematic eating disorder won’t in most cases experience all of these symptoms at one time. However to some degree will experience a number of the signs and symptoms.

Behaviors commonly associated with an eating disorder could include:

Anorexia / Bulimia Nervosa

  • Adherence to strict diets, irrespective of weight / gain / loss
  • Habitual trips to the bathroom after eating
  • Binge eating large quantities of food
  • Storing of hoarding food
  • Consuming diet pills, laxatives or diuretics
  • Compulsive exercising for weight loss
  • Abuse of prescription stimulants and/or illicit stimulant drugs as appetite suppressants

Binge Eating Disorders

  • Consuming large quantities of food
  • Continues eating even when they are full
  • Consuming food quickly during "bingeing" episodes
  • Ongoing "dieting" with no specific weight loss
  • Eating alone or secretively
  • Storing or hoarding foods
  • Hiding food containers or other "evidence" of food binges

Eating disorders can affect people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, and ethnicities. For hundreds or thousands of years, historians and psychologists have discovered evidence of people exhibiting anorexic symptoms.

Despite the fact that the condition most commonly begins in adolescence, anorexia is increasingly being diagnosed in children and older adults. You can't tell if someone has anorexia by looking at them. A person does not have to be gaunt or underweight to be struggling. According to studies, larger-bodied people can have anorexia, though they are less likely to be diagnosed due to a cultural bias against fat and obesity. is the South African therapy service offered to clients from the United Kingdom. U-Kan is a dedicated eating disorder and addiction recovery talk therapy program that provides personalised online counselling for Eating Disorders through the TherapyNow platform.

Eating Disorder Treatment Services

Eating disorder treatment is determined by the type of disorder and the symptoms you are experiencing. It typically includes a combination of psychological counselling or psychotherapy, nutrition instruction, medical monitoring, and, in some cases, medication.

Other health issues caused by an eating disorder must also be addressed as part of eating disorder therapy, as they can be severe or even fatal if left untreated for too long. If your eating disorder does not improve with conventional treatment or poses a health risk, you may require hospitalization or another type of inpatient program.

A systematic approach to eating disorder treatment can assist you in managing symptoms, regaining a healthy weight, and maintaining your physical and emotional health.