Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders services offered in Orem, UT

If you suffer from disordered eating or distorted body image and negative thoughts about your body and weight, the experts at Healing Ketamine in Orem, Utah, are here for you. Kendall Miller, CRNA, BLS, ACLS, and the exceptional team offer medication management to maximize your health with the lowest risk of side effects and complications. To learn more, call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Eating Disorders

What is an eating disorder?

Various types of eating disorders, including:

  • Anorexia
  • Binge eating
  • Bulimia
  • Orthorexia

What are the symptoms of disordered eating?

Signs and symptoms of disordered eating may include, but are not limited to:
  • Frequent dieting, anxiety associated with specific foods or meal skipping.
  • Chronic weight fluctuations.
  • Rigid rituals and routines surrounding food and exercise.
  • Feelings of guilt and shame associated with eating.

What are the risk factors for disordered eating?

Disordered eating can have a negative impact on your health and your body. 

Anorexia nervosa (AN) and orthorexia nervosa can adversely affect cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, neurological, and endocrine health and be fatally dangerous.

In addition, all disordered eating, including Bulimia Nervosa can cause other issues such as:

  • Social isolation.
  • Change in mood or personality.
  • Refusing to eat in front of people.
  • Constantly talking about weight or food.
  • Impulsive behaviors.
  • Excessive or new substance or alcohol use.
  • Striving for perfectionism.
  • Intense fear of weight gain.
  • Negative impact on relationships.
  • Interferes with day to day living and functioning, including one's work or school.

Ketamine infusions can help the brain with the obessive and compulsive thoughts and rituals that accompany disordered eating and body image issues. Ketamine infusions allow the brain to rewire and make new connections. As new neural pathways develop, the brain becomes more adaptable.