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Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

About Eating Disorders

An estimated 28.8 million Americans will develop an eating disorder in their lifetime. If you need help rebuilding a healthy relationship with food, you can find compassionate care at LinqCare Inc. The experienced medical team can treat bulimia and anorexia with medications and therapeutic counseling. They offer telehealth appointments, so you don’t have to leave home to get the help you deserve. Call LinqCare Inc. to schedule an evaluation for eating disorders for you or your child, or book an appointment online today.   

Eating Disorders Q & A

What are eating disorders?

Eating disorders are serious and sometimes fatal medical conditions that develop when you have an unhealthy relationship with food, your body weight, or your self-image.

There are several types of eating disorders that affect adolescents and adults, including:

Anorexia nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is a condition that involves food restriction as a form of self-control or to lose weight.

Bulimia nervosa

Bulimia nervosa is a condition that describes binge-eating large amounts of food followed by purging to minimize the number of calories you consume. Purging can involve vomiting, using diuretics, and excessive exercise.

Binge-eating disorder

A binge-eating disorder occurs when you lose control over your eating habits and eat unusually large amounts of food without purging.

When should I seek treatment for an eating disorder?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at LinqCare Inc. if you or your child engages in unhealthy eating habits to lose weight or to address underlying emotional or mental health issues.

Common signs of an eating disorder can include:

  • Binging
  • Purging
  • Extreme weight loss
  • Obsession with exercise
  • Restricting calories
  • Eating in secret
  • Consuming large amounts of food

You might also have physical symptoms of an eating disorder, such as frequent sore throat, severe dehydration, worn tooth enamel, and obesity.

LinqCare Inc. offers diagnostic evaluations for eating disorders through an online telehealth platform. Through video conferencing technology, you meet with the team on your computer, smartphone, or tablet to discuss your symptoms and the issues contributing to your unhealthy eating habits.

The team customizes a treatment plan to help you regain control over your emotions and rebuild a healthy relationship with food and your body image.

How is an eating disorder treated?

Your treatment plan for an eating disorder depends on your disorder type and the severity of your symptoms. The LinqCare Inc. therapists typically recommend a combination of therapies, including:

Psychological counseling

Psychological counseling helps you identify triggers of an eating disorder and also gives you the tools to better cope with your condition. The team uses techniques like psychotherapy (talk therapy) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) during your telehealth sessions.

Medications

You may also benefit from antidepressants or other medications to improve symptoms of depression or anxiety that can occur with eating disorders.

LinqCare Inc. uses GeneSight® testing to identify which medications may work best for you based on your genetic makeup. The team sends you a kit to collect a saliva sample needed for testing. They contact you with your results in 2-3 days to discuss your medication options.

Call LinqCare Inc. to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for eating disorders, or book an appointment online today. 

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