Programs I Eating Disorders I Uncontrollable Urge to Eat

Compulsive overeating can be considered an addiction to food. It is a recognized eating disorder characterized by an uncontrollable urge to eat. People who compulsively overeat usually recognize they have a problem but cannot stop their destructive eating patterns on their own.

Compulsive overeating cannot be "cured" through diet, exercise and willpower alone. That's because eating disorders are never just about food and weight. They are about feelings and emotions. In order to stop compulsive overeating, the person must address these core issues and learn how to manage their feelings in safe, healthy ways.

Signs of Compulsive Overeating

  • Binge eating
  • Weight gain
  • Depression
  • Isolation
  • Obsessed with weight and food
  • Often eats little in public
  • Secretive eating patterns
  • Constantly dieting
  • Hiding food in strange places

Compulsive Overeating Medical Complications

Understandably, compulsive overeating has many physical and medical complications including:

  • Obesity
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Heart problems
  • Fatigue
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Varicose veins
  • Mobility problems
  • Arthritis
  • Kidney problems
  • Gastrointestinal difficulties
  • Liver problems

Stop Compulsive Overeating at Bridge Centre

Bridge Centres' staff consists of internists, psychiatrists, licensed mental health counselors, dieticians, nutritionists, recreational therapists and family therapists. We take a team approach to helping you recover from compulsive overeating. This does not occur by magic; it is hard work. At Bridge Centre, you'll learn that your overeating is just a symptom of other issues. In a supportive, healthy environment you'll develop new coping skills that will help you achieve long-term recovery.

If you are ready to stop compulsive overeating, call The Bridge Centre now, at +254-724-830-821. We have a comprehensive eating disorder treatment program with a first class staff that helps people overcome their eating disorders every day. Isn't it time you started to reclaim your life? Take the first steps and call us now.