What We Treat
The Health Risks of Binge Eating Disorder
There is no shortage of health risks associated with binge eating disorder. The longer the condition remains untreated, the greater the impact it will have on one’s quality of life. It’s imperative to receive consultation from a specialized eating disorder treatment provider as soon as possible.
Physical health consequences of binge eating disorder can include:
- Heart disease
- Adult-onset diabetes
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Gallbladder disease
- Musculoskeletal problems
- Gastrointestinal complications
- Sleep apnea
- Infertility or pregnancy issues (women)
Behavioral binge eating disorder health risks include:
- Severe anxiety
- Social isolation
Binge Eating Disorder and Co-occurring Disorders
In addition to the host of physical complications, individuals with binge eating disorder commonly have other mental health conditions, including:
- Alcohol and substance abuse
- Personality disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Walden Can Help with Binge Eating Recovery.
If you are concerned that you – or a loved one – may have an eating disorder, we are here to help. Please call (888) 228-1253 to speak with a member of our admissions team, or complete the form on this page, to start the road to recovery.
Learn more about our virtual Free to Be intensive outpatient program for adults who struggle with binge eating disorder, emotional eating, compulsive eating, and food addiction. This virtual treatment program is flexible, offering both daytime and evening programming, so get started on your path to recovery today.