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ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders

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ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders

Located on a dedicated medical unit at Denver Health, ACUTE patients benefit from the extensive support of a major medical hospital while receiving care from a team of experienced professionals that specializes in providing lifesaving eating disorder treatment and conducting revolutionary eating disorder research.

Dying to be Thin? Know the Signs

  • 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?

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

The ONLY Eating Disorder Treatment Center of its Kind, Anywhere

Serving the most critically-ill eating disorder patients, ACUTE is the very best location for treatment. ACUTE offers each patient a highly individualized treatment plan as well the following:

  • A compassionate and highly-experienced multidisciplinary team led by Philip S. Mehler, MD, FACP, FAED, CEDS, an internationally-recognized leader in the treatment of eating disorders
  • Treatment that works and prepares you for continued, long-term recovery. ACUTE stabilizes more eating disorder patients than any other program with excellent outcomes, short lengths of stay and zero mortality
  • Comprehensive and individualized treatment provided on a dedicated inpatient medical unit at a major medical institution, which is the ideal setting for safely treating medical complications of severe eating disorders and managing the risk for refeeding syndrome