Bulimia nervosa: Signs and Treatment - Treatment of bulimia nervosa

November 14, 2011

  • Bulimia nervosa: symptoms and treatment
  • Treatment of bulimia nervosa

Treatment of bulimia nervosa

First, we should understand that the sooner treatment is started, the higher the efficiency and lower the cost (you can do only qualified psychotherapy). The best results are obtained by a combination of psychotherapy (individual and family), diet and medication.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy includes standard elements of behavioral therapy, but the focus is concentrated on defining and modifying faulty thought patterns, opinions and attitudes that can cause and exacerbate attacks of gluttony, or the other extreme - a complete rejection of food. Monitoring of food consumption - an essential element of therapy as well as the definition of stimulants and their removal or the development of alternative responses to similar stimuli.

Interpersonal therapy focuses on the problems of interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, self-confidence, social skills and communication strategies to address these issues.

The problem of family therapy - to help family members to change the factors that could affect the development of some pathologies thinking bulimic patient, because the blame for this disease has not just the patient.

When the patient is recovering from bulimia, very effective group therapy. Communication in a group allows participants to share experiences, to talk about how to overcome the disease and find out about similar experiences of others. Besides, helping others helps improve the self-esteem of the individual.

Drug treatment of bulimia includes a few highlights: Restores loss of potassium and magnesium in the body, the treatment developed complications of bulimia, and treatment with antidepressants (fluoxetine or Prozac). Generally, antidepressants are appointed simultaneously with behavioral therapy and improve treatment outcomes.

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Bulimia: natural treatments

To compensate for overeating, bulimia patients cause vomiting, fast, take laxatives and diuretics, or enemas do bring themselves to exhaustion physical activity.

Ginger - a popular folk remedy for bulimia, alternative medicines. Therefore, for the treatment of bulimia can be used food and dietary supplements, which include extracts of ginger and ginger tea, fresh or dried ginger root.

Also for the treatment of bulimia nervosa, the following natural remedies:

  • St. John's wort and valerian root relieves stress, reduces anxiety Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease?  Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease?
   and helps control emotions, that is, feeding behavior.
  • Nettle - a traditional folk remedy for cellulite. In addition, nettle displays the body of excess fluid How to withdraw excess fluid from the body - all sorts of ways  How to withdraw excess fluid from the body - all sorts of ways
   and stimulates blood circulation.
  • Ginseng acts as a stimulant energy.
  • Dandelion root improves liver function and fat metabolism in the body. Dandelion leaves - is a natural diuretic, to contain useful minerals, in particular potassium.
  • Alfalfa is rich in nutrients, vitamins and minerals. It also contains enzymes that improve digestion.
  • Gymnema, fennel seeds, cinnamon and flax seed oil Linseed oil - the healing properties of a beautiful flower  Linseed oil - the healing properties of a beautiful flower
   helps curb appetite and cravings.
  • Ginger increases blood circulation, improves digestion and acts as a stimulant energy. Ginger is widely used in oriental medicine for treatment of stomach pain, bloating and diarrhea. For the treatment can be used as fresh ginger Ginger and the most unexpected, but pleasant useful properties  Ginger and the most unexpected, but pleasant useful properties
 And dry ginger root. Furthermore, it can be purchased in a drugstore tablets, capsules, and tincture of ginger extract, and the grocery store - tea, beer, bread and ginger.

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Bulimia nervosa: treatment - together is easier - that the patient can do for himself?

December 6, 2011

  • Bulimia nervosa: treatment - along easier
  • What the patient can do for himself?

What the patient can do for himself?

Learn more about his illness. Enemy need to learn as much as possible to effectively deal with it. In addition, the more you'll know about the dangerous consequences of bulimia, the more likely that you will make all efforts that deal with it.

Do not turn in on themselves. To recognize their inability to cope with his appetite also can be difficult, embarrassing, frightening. But we must remember that your family and friends are the most willing to your health, happiness, and ready to help you cope with the disease. Do not keep away from them, talk to them about their problems - this is one of the main conditions for the successful treatment of bulimia.

Be indulgent to him. No need to constantly come up to the mirror and check how you have recovered or even lost weight. If you want to beat bulimia Bulimia - how to deal with an invisible enemy?  Bulimia - how to deal with an invisible enemy?
 You may have to learn to love yourself, regardless of your body weight.

Be careful with exercise. Ask your doctor what types of exercise suitable for you. And when they are doing, remember that the main purpose of the sport - to bring joy to a man, not torturing his body

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What else will help to cope with bulimia?

Continuous impact on your consciousness of media images, the views of familiar people, cultural influences can complicate the treatment of bulimia. How to overcome the disease, if you get anywhere overt and hidden messages, stating that thinness - is a sign of success?

Remind yourself of what weight is normal for you, especially when you see the image that can be triggers of bulimia.

Resist the urge to go on a diet or skip meals. As we have said, it is a diet often cause overeating; they also impair our ability to cope with stress How to beat stress? Create an oasis  How to beat stress? Create an oasis

Do not visit Web sites that somehow justify or promote eating disorders. Information contained therein may become a trigger bulimia.

Identify problem situations that may worsen the symptoms of bulimia, and learn how to cope with them without overeating. For example, use special techniques to manage stress Stress Management: everything under control  Stress Management: everything under control

Look for positive examples - famous people who have been successful, despite the fact that do not conform to generally accepted standards of beauty. It is also worth reminding ourselves of the models and actors, unnatural thinness already seriously threatening their health and even their lives.

Raise your self-esteem by focusing on their achievements in various fields of life. Your weight - certainly not the most remarkable thing in you. Praise yourself for successes in work and study, build a plan that does not include getting rid of the extra kilos.

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Tips for parents

Parents whose children suffer from bulimia tend to blame themselves. It is possible that there is some truth, but do not need to waste time on remorse; better to make every effort to help your child right now.

Ask your child what you can to help him. Perhaps it would be better if you stop to buy some products? Maybe worth a walk or organize joint exercise after a meal, so that the child had the opportunity to get rid of the extra calories?

Listen. Give your child a chance to speak, and just listen, without evaluation and judgment.

Make a schedule of meals. Regular food is very important to combat overeating.

Show your child that you are very worried about him, but do not blame him.

Never tease the child about his appearance, including - weight. If he does not have bulimia, it will help to prevent it. If you already have bulimia, it is your behavior can only worsen the condition of the child.

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The healing process

Treatment of bulimia nervosa - a process long and complicated, and not only for the patient but also for his family and friends. To restore health, the patient should:

  • Change eating habits
  • Change your relationship with food
  • Gain weight if necessary (at the case of the illness of the patient's weight was lower than the norm)

The longer a person has bulimia, the harder it is to return to a healthy diet and lead normal weight. Therefore, it is important to begin treatment as early as possible, at the first sign of bulimia.

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