In Canada and most of the western world, when you hear the phrase ‘eating disorder’ it is being used to refer to one of two things; either anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. While both disorders have terrible long term health effects, we’re going to focus solely on bulimia nervosa for the purposes of this page. As with the majority of the disabilities which currently qualify for benefits under the Canadian Disability Tax Credit program, both the long and short term effects of this disease can significantly reduce a person’s quality of life.
What is a Bulimia Nervosa?
While long recognized by the medical establishment as a serious disorder, bulimia nervosa is still unfortunately considered ‘just a phase’ by many Canadians. Bulimia nervosa is characterized by a cycle of binge eating followed by purging in an effort to negate the calories which were consumed. While this cyclical physical behavior is damaging enough in its own right, what many fail to realize is the fact that it is deeply rooted in an underlying mental and emotional disorder which will not simply disappear without proper treatment. Canadian Disability Benefits not only understands the importance of receiving that treatment but also the staggering costs which are associated with it. This is why we will fight to get you the Canadian Disability Benefits that you deserve.
Symptoms of Bulimia Nervosa
As mentioned above, the immediate symptoms of bulimia nervosa that most people are familiar with is the cycling of binge eating followed by episodes of purging. The binging is a fairly straightforward concept, but the purging can take numerous different forms including self-induced vomiting, the use of enemas, laxatives or diuretics or in the ‘non-purging form’ fasting or excessive exercise may be used to offset the calorie consumption. However, while the immediate effects of these behaviors are well known as unhealthy, many people fail to realize the long term damage caused by untreated bulimia nervosa.
Frequent purging, fasting or over-exercising can all lead to an array of negative health effects or even death if left unchecked long enough. By qualifying for Canadian Disability Benefits you can take control of your future and avoid such irreversible effects as chronic gastric reflux, ruptured esophagus, dental erosion, infertility and more.
How Canadian Disability Benefits Helps
With well over 30 years of experience in the tax and finance industries, the team at Canadian Disability Benefits can help you collect up to $35,000 in benefits from the Canadian Disability Tax Credit program. We have helped literally thousands of Canadians from all walks of life and suffering from every disability imaginable to find their way to a more financially stable future and now we want to help you. Give us a call or use our online contact form to receive your free consultation.