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National eating disorder awareness week


NationEatingDisorder.org

This Saturday, February 27th, will conclude National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.  According to NationalEatingDisorders.org, NEDAwarness Week, “is a collective effort of primarily volunteers, eating disorder professionals, health care providers, educators, social workers, and individuals committed to raising awareness of the dangers surrounding eating disorders, and the need for early intervention and treatment.”  The goal of NEDAwarness Week is to prevent eating disorders and negative body image before they start. By increasing awareness of the danger of eating disorders, NEDAwarness Week strives to remove the stigma attached to these illnesses, and improve access to treatment.   This year, NEDA is calling for everyone to do just one thing,to help raise awareness and provide accurate information about eating disorders.”

So what is an eating disorder?  NationalEatingDisorders.org states that there are 3 main types of eating disorders:
 
Anorexia Nervosa:  a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss.
 
Binge Eating Disorder (BED):  a type of eating disorder characterized by recurrent binge eating without the regular use of compensatory measures to counter the binge eating.
 
Bulimia Nervosa: a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by a cycle of bingeing followed by compensatory behaviors such as self-induced vomiting, to compensate for the effects of binge eating.
 
Eating Disorders are a serious medical condition. While initially they begin with the obsession of weight and food, eating disorders are actually triggered by deeper physical, social, and emotional issues. If you or anyone you know is suffering from an eating disorder, don’t hesitate to get help at a healthcare facility near you.
 
In Colorado there are a number of treatment facilities to help you battle your eating disorder. The Eating Disorder Center of Denver is one of the nation's most recognized centers for the diagnosis and treatment of a full range of eating disorders. They are equiped with a team of psychiatrists, therapists, physicians and registered dietitians who use their expertise to find the best method of treatment for each individual.  This is just one of the many options available to you.  For additional information you can email Jenn at woodworthj19@hotmail.com.  All discussions will be private and confidential.
 
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