Eating Disorder Treatment Services

Rumination Syndrome

Rumination syndrome is a chronic condition whereby individuals repeatedly and unintentionally regurgitate their undigested food.

Rumination syndrome also known as Merycism is a frequently under-diagnosed disorder characterised by the involuntary regurgitation of food after consumption, due to an uncontrollable contraction of abdomen muscles. In some people, rumination happens only at times of major stress or anxiety or with people that have suffered other eating disorders such as bulimia nervosa in their dietary past.

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.