Center for Disordered Eating

The Center for Disordered Eating at Teen Health Connection is an outpatient treatment program that provides medical and nutritional services for adolescents with disordered eating. The Center for Disordered Eating utilizes a family-based treatment approach and also promotes prevention and early identification through education and community outreach.

An eating disorder is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition that impacts a person's emotional and physical health.

People who are struggling with an eating disorder should seek professional help. The earlier a person with an eating disorder seeks treatment, the greater likelihood of physical and emotional recovery.

Disordered eating impacts a person's mind and energy level and causes his or her body to go into starvation mode.

Medical consequences of disordered eating include:

  • Slow heart rates
  • Low blood pressure
  • Weakened heart
  • Irregular heart rhythms
  • Electrolyte (sodium, potassium, phosphorus, calcium) imbalances
  • Fainting
  • Decreased bone density levels
  • Muscle loss
  • Dehydration
  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss or dry hair
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Changes in skin
  • Tooth decay/tooth staining
  • Constipation
  • Stomach ulcers

Warning Signs

  • Changes in eating (fear of certain foods, eliminating foods)
  • Excessive exercise
  • Weight loss or fluctuation
  • Change in mood
  • Decreased school performance
  • Disengaged from friends or family
  • Decreased athletic performance

For additional information related to Eating Disorders please visit: www.nationaleatingdisorders.org or www.maudsleyparents.org

To learn more about our program or to make an appointment, please call our nurse coordinator, Cheri Singleton, RN, MSN at 704- 381-8364

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