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Victory Helps Boys with Bulimia Nervosa

Victory Boys Academy wants you to know how to help your child who is dealing with Bulimia Nervosa, an eating disorder in which he cycles through periods of large food intake, alternating with fasting times.  Purging (through use of laxatives, enemas or self-induced vomiting) is frequent.  Bulimia is closely correlated with body dissatisfaction (and, while not unheard of with boys, is far more common in females).

Noteworthy symptoms and side effects include ulcers, constipation, tooth decay, dehydration and esophageal inflammation.  Because there is not usually a striking variation in total body weight, and your child may well be average or above average in weight, Bulimia is trickier to detect and diagnose than Anorexia.

Here to Help your Boy with Bulimia Nervosa

Remedies are available, typically a combination of psychotherapy and (anti-depressant) medications.  Your child might find success in working with a dietician, too, to help establish healthier nutritional and eating routines.

As you might suppose, your pre-teen will greatly profit from family support to help with the Bulimia Nervosa.  Whether the origin is hereditary or not, body image (often a distorted one) is at the core of this disorder. Alternating menus and family eating practices can go far towards encouraging healthy habits, and reduce the odds of regression after Bulimia treatment has ended.

Untreated, Bulimia can progress into many different serious, even grave complications. Digestive problems (from laxative abuse), gum disease, dehydration (possibly leading to kidney failure), depression, risky activities, and coronary problems (even heart failure) are not unheard of.

Some studies show that boys both lose and gain weight faster than girls.  But whether it’s your son or daughter who is suffering with Bulimia, the faster the disorder is treated and the faster they get back to their normal growth curve, the better the long-term prognosis.

We Want to Help Your Struggling Young Boy!

At Victory Boys Academy, we believe that a program of consistent daily living can help your struggling young boy learn how to make the right decisions. Some boys simply need to learn the love of Christ. Some need a more concentrated effort to catch up in school. Some need to learn the importance of respecting others–and themselves. And some just need a change of environment, away from negative peers and distractions.

Victory Boys Academy focuses on providing a nurturing learning environment for struggling young boys, in a safe, daily structured program that promotes personal, spiritual and academic growth. One on one discussions and daily interaction with trained staff significantly adds to each boy’s development as he learns and grows.

 

Leading at-risk boys, ages 8-12, to be Godly and upright young men–that’s our purpose!

We want to help your boy heal from Bulimia Nervosa.
Please call us today. (417) 246-1114

 

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