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Let the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders Help You on the Path to Long-Term Recovery.

  • Visits to the emergency room because of your eating disorder
  • Living with anorexia or bulimia for years  
  • Medical complications due to your eating disorder  
  • Too sick or too low weight to admit to a traditional treatment program?

ACUTE is the ONLY Eating Disorder Treatment Center of its Kind, Anywhere

Serving the most critically-ill eating disorder patients, ACUTE is the BEST location for treatment and offers the following:

Medical Complications of Anorexia Nervosa:

  • Low heart rate, low body temperature, low blood pressure,  irregular heartbeat
  • Slowed digestion causing pain, early fullness, nausea, bloating and constipation
  • Hepatitis of starvation, liver failure
  • Loss of period in females, low testosterone in males, infertility
  • Bone marrow suppression, anemia
  • Bone loss and osteoporosis
  • Thyroid abnormalities, low blood sugar
  • Brain atrophy, cognitive difficulty
  • Dry skin, hair loss, lanugo hair growth
  • Aspiration pneumonia, respiratory failure
  • High risk for refeeding syndrome, a potentially deadly complication of injudicious refeeding

Medical Complications of Bulimia Nervosa:

  • Dental erosion and infections, parotid gland swelling
  • Esophageal rupture
  • Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), constipation
  • Low potassium, low sodium
  • Severe edema or fluid overload
  • Dehydration, fainting
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Seizures

Learn more about ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders

Dr. Philip S. Mehler with ACUTE Patient
ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders

777 Bannock Street 
Denver, CO 80204
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Admissions & Medical Evaluation
(844) 781-4955 phone
(303) 602-5559 fax
ACUTEinfo@dhha.org

Outreach & Public Relations
Rachael Harriman Byrne
ACUTE Administrative Director 
777 Bannock St, MC 7005  
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 602-5550

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If you or someone you know is suffering from a severe eating disorder, contact us to learn more about our program, to receive a free medical assessment or to begin the admission or referral process.