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Health Risks of Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorder is a real eating disorder. Not only that, but BED is the most common eating disorder. Thankfully, it is also is a treatable mental health condition.

Health Risks Associated With Binge Eating Disorder

Some people spend decades frustrated at their lack of ability to stop bingeing. And the health risks associated with binge eating disorder (BED) are very real:

  • Weight gain/obesity

  • High blood pressure

  • High cholesterol

  • Heart disease

  • Type II diabetes mellitus

  • ​Emotional and mental distress

Most of the physical consequences of binge eating disorder listed above can be reversed through diet and exercise. However, if you do not get help for the emotional issues related to binge eating, issues related to body image, or your relationship with food, you may continue to struggle for a very long time.

Do you think you or someone you know is suffering from this eating disorder? Take our short binge eating disorder quiz.

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Our Masters-level clinicians are here to help you understand the health risks of binge eating disorder and how specialized treatment can help you fully recover. If you are concerned for yourself or someone you love, please call us today at 877-825-8584 to schedule a free, confidential phone consultation.

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