Bulimia tends to be more difficult to diagnose than other eating disorders because individuals often conceal their behaviors and appear to be at a normal weight.

Diagnosis for bulimia may include:

  • A physical exam to measure vital signs
  • Lab tests to assess liver, kidney, and thyroid function
  • A psychological evaluation to ascertain thoughts and feelings about eating habits
  • Other tests, such as X-rays to assess bone density and an electrocardiogram to determine heart health

Once a diagnosis has been confirmed, it’s important to treat the physical symptoms alongside the psychological and emotional symptoms.

The Meadows Ranch Fast Facts:

  • We take patients from 11 years old to 88, but 16-33 is the average patient age.
  • Our campus offers separate treatment for women and girls.
  • We offer inpatient, residential, and partial-hospitalization levels of care.
  • Length of stay varies for each patient according to their unique needs, but most average between 45-60 days.
  • While the majority of our patients are diagnosed with either anorexia or bulimia, at any given time, approximately 20% of our population are dealing with binge eating disorder.
  • We can take patients who are at 70% of their ideal body weight, which is fairly low (equating to a BMI of a 15 or 16).
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Talk to Us About Bulimia Treatment

At The Meadows Ranch, we’re dedicated to equipping individuals and their families with the resources needed to heal from bulimia. With our wealth of expertise, we address bulimia and any co-occurring conditions in the same setting for the best possible chance of long-term recovery. Our focus is on treating the whole person — mind, body, and spirit. If you or a loved are suffering from bulimia, get in touch with us today. Our compassionate staff is standing by to answer your questions and help you begin the journey to recovery.

Call 866-332-1140