Although the topic of eating disorders is often focused on the female population, a growing awareness of the need to discuss the topic of eating disorders in males is also coming to light. Read Dr. Decker's contribution to Eating Disorder Hope concerning the topic of eating disorder awareness in the male population.
Many individuals in recovery from an eating disorder may experience ongoing chronic complaints of emotional imbalance, gastrointestinal symptoms (abdominal pain and constipation being common), chronic fatigue, and disrupted or abnormal sleep. There are medical reasons why these problems may be experienced, and holistic support for recovery is imperative. Some aspects which I consider medically when working with clients in recovery from eating disorders are detailed here.