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An estimated 20 million women and 10 million men in the U.S. suffer from an eating disorder. And when those disorders become severe, lives are on the line. As many as four out of five premature deaths in anorexia nervosa are a direct result of the physical effects of starvation.

At the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders, it is our greatest mission to distribute the message about anorexia and bulimia and the serious, often times fatal medical complications that can arise from these devastating disorders. Each week we will examine health issues and medical complications that can be caused as a result of a severe eating disorder. 

Please share these ‪#‎medicalmonday‬ posts with your friends and family and help us in our mission to educate and spread the word about the severity of eating disorders.


Pain and Eating Disorders

Pain is one of those things that no one can really describe, but you know it when you feel it and unfortunately, pain can be a big part of having an eating disorder. In many cases, whether the pain causes the eating disorder, or the eating disorder causes the pain, it can be virtually impossible to tease out which came first.


Understanding Normal and Abnormal Thyroid Function in Patients with Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders are complex psychological illnesses that, in the most severe form, can have devastating physical effects on the entire body system. Thyroid gland function is frequently evaluated in patients with eating disorders and understanding what the results mean can be extremely important.


Understanding Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) – The Lesser Known but Equally Serious Eating Disorder

The main feature of ARFID is avoidance or restriction of food to the point where one becomes underweight, malnourished, dependent upon alternative methods of feeding (i.e. tube feeding or nutritional supplements), and/or unable to function in his or her day-to-day life.


Physical Therapy: Aiding People with Eating Disorders

As primary physical therapist at the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders unit, I am excited to share with you what physical therapy is and what it entails specifically on our ACUTE unit!

Addressing Anxiety, Fear and Panic Attacks in Eating Disorders

By: Susan Bennett, PhD

At the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders, it is not uncommon to hear our patients express that they feel anxious and panicky. These symptoms – anxiety, fear and panic attacks – are responses that frequently co-occur during the active phase of an eating disorder.