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Bulimia Nervosa Treatment

Bulimia nervosa (BN) is a serious eating disorder that can take over a person’s life, causing immense physical and psychological damage. The isolation that comes with bulimia can be difficult to break free from, and the physical aspects—such as electrolyte imbalances, damage to teeth and gums, and esophageal tearing—can lead to a long-term battle for recovery. It is vital for anyone with this condition to seek professional help immediately.

Virtue Recovery Las Vegas – Eating Disorders’ bulimia nervosa treatment services are here to assist individuals with this condition transform their lives. Our eating disorder treatment programs aim to heal the root causes, so our clients can develop healthy relationships with food and self-image. To learn more about bulimia nervosa and all the conditions treated at our treatment center, call 866.984.3819 or reach out online today. Our caring staff is ready to walk with you on your transformation journey. 

What Is Bulimia Nervosa?

Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by cycles of binge eating followed by compensatory behaviors—often referred to as “purging”—to prevent weight gain. These behaviors can include:

  • Self-induced vomiting
  • Excessive exercise
  • Fasting
  • Misuse of laxatives

Everyone has times when they overeat, especially during cultural events like Thanksgiving. However, individuals with BN engage in this behavior several times a day to once a week. People who have a tendency to binge eat may feel ashamed afterwards and may attempt to hide any evidence or indulge in secret. Bulimia nervosa can have severe physical and psychological effects, and it’s crucial to seek professional help if you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms.

What Is Bulimia Nervosa?

Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by cycles of binge eating followed by compensatory behaviors—often referred to as “purging”—to prevent weight gain. These behaviors can include:

  • Self-induced vomiting
  • Excessive exercise
  • Fasting
  • Misuse of laxatives

Everyone has times when they overeat, especially during cultural events like Thanksgiving. However, individuals with BN engage in this behavior several times a day to once a week. People who have a tendency to binge eat may feel ashamed afterwards and may attempt to hide any evidence or indulge in secret. Bulimia nervosa can have severe physical and psychological effects, and it’s crucial to seek professional help if you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms. 

What Causes Bulimia Nervosa?

There’s no singular cause for bulimia nervosa. It typically results from a combination of:

  • Genetics – Some individuals may be genetically predisposed to developing an eating disorder
  • Psychological factors– Psychological issues such as low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety can all contribute to BN
  • Environmental factors – Certain events in a person’s life such as teasing or bullying about weight or appearance, and dieting can lead to the development of bulimia nervosa
  • Trauma – Trauma such as physical or sexual abuse can also be a factor in developing BN

Some people may be genetically predisposed to developing eating disorders. Social pressures and personal beliefs about body image and self-worth can also contribute to the onset of bulimia nervosa.

How Bulimia Nervosa Treatment Can Help

Bulimia nervosa therapy plays a vital role in the recovery process. Our experienced therapists use evidence-based approaches to help you understand the underlying issues contributing to your eating disorder. We help you develop healthier coping mechanisms, improve your self-esteem, and redefine your relationship with food.

Our bulimia nervosa therapy includes individual counseling and structured treatment. Virtue Recovery Las Vegas – Eating Disorders’ treatment for bulimia nervosa focuses on repairing clients’ relationship with food and their bodies. Our goals are to:

  • Stabilizing clients’ eating habits and patterns
  • Teaching clients to listening to their body’s cues and to honor its needs
  • Bring clients to a place where they can follow their meal plan outside of the structure of a residential setting

We aim to provide a safe and compassionate environment to foster learning, growth, healing, and recovery. We focus on healing the mind-body disconnection with compassion, education, shame reduction, and understanding. Our staff helps clients heal the root causes of their eating disorder, whether that be trauma, society’s unrealistic standards, or other factors. 

Our Bulimia Nervosa Treatment Services

We offer a range of different treatment services for bulimia, including the following:

Inpatient Treatment Program

With 24/7 monitoring and support, our inpatient program is designed for individuals who require a higher level of care. We provide a comprehensive treatment program that combines medical and psychiatric care with evidence-based therapies.

Residential Treatment Program

Our residential treatment is structured in a family style, where clients can live in a supportive environment that promotes recovery. Clients are provided with individual and group counseling as well as nutrition education to help them develop healthy relationships with food and their own body image.

Men’s Treatment Program

This gender-specific program helps male clients recover from their eating disorder, because men can face additional challenges in recovery. We help them develop a healthier sense of masculinity and tools to cope with stress while building self-esteem and competency in recovery.

Veterans Treatment Program

Our veterans treatment program provides specialized care for military veterans with eating disorders. We offer a safe environment to help individuals recognize the issues that may have contributed to their disorder as well as to work on recovery strategies tailored to their unique needs.

Discover Virtue Recovery Las Vegas – Eating Disorders’ Bulimia Nervosa Treatment

Recovering from bulimia nervosa is possible, and we’re here to support you every step of the way. Our bulimia nervosa therapy services aim to provide a safe, nurturing environment where you can heal and grow. Take the first step towards recovery today. Contact us at 866.984.3819 or reach out online to learn more about our services. Together, we can transform you into your happiest, healthiest self.