Eating disorders are more common that you may realise. They are a mental illness than can affect you at any stage of your life.

The most common include:

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia
  • Binge Eating Disorder

Eating disorders are not actually about the food itself but about your feelings. When you have a condition of this type you may use food and the control of it as a way to cope.

Although they are treatable, sadly, eating disorders can also be fatal. It is important that you get professional help as soon as possible if you think you have the symptoms of an eating disorder. The sooner you are treated, the more likely you will experience a successful recovery.

There is no single reason that you get an eating disorder and they are complex to understand. You may experience different symptoms to another person and therefore it is crucial that you get professional medical advice as soon as you can.