Eating Disorder

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Eating Disorder

For some people, what starts as a small diet to lose a few pounds, turns into a self-loathing or fear of fat that causes extreme eating changes. Extreme changes can lead to fatigue, dizziness, heart palpitations, changes in the menstrual cycle, loss of bone strength, and abnormal lab tests indicating several body systems could be suffering.

For some, this can even lead to heart failure and death as the fear of gaining weight leads to severe starvation. In fact, eating disorders have one of the highest mortality rates of all mental health disorders. 

At Medicine In Motion, we help patients through eating disorder treatments Austin, TX. Eating disorders can take many forms, such as binge eating, fasting, restrictive dieting, over-exercising, purging, or any combination. 

As a physician, Dr. Pyron’s job is to monitor and guide patients from an unhealthy medical state to a healthy state. The patients also work with dietitians and eating disorders therapists to gain insight and mental health strategies to grow into remission from the eating disorder. 

Dr. Pyron will monitor the status of the heart, the organ systems, and the bone density and help manage decisions that lead to physical recovery. In contrast, therapists and dieticians help clients work toward mental healing. 

A team approach is the best for complicated medical concerns such as eating disorders. At Medicine In Motion, we care about eating!! Food is our friend!! And healthy eating leads to a healthy mind, body, and life!

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Eating Disorder FAQs

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Due to popular demand, we are presently have no appointments available for new eating disorder patients. We are however, adding more staff to high demand, and more spaces will open up shortly. Please fill out the form below to register your interest.”

    Due to popular demand, we are presently have no appointments available for new eating disorder patients. We are however, adding more staff to high demand, and more spaces will open up shortly. Please fill out the form below to register your interest.

    Dr Martha Pyron
    Martha Pyron, MD
    Sports Medicine Specialist / Physician / Clinic Owner

    Dr. Pyron is board certified in both family medicine and sports medicine. She obtained her medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, completed a residency program in Family Medicine at Southern Colorado Family Medicine, and pursued a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Michigan State University, Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies. After becoming board certified in both family medicine and sports medicine, she started her career as a team physician for Penn State University. She then returned to her home state of Texas and worked as a Sports Medicine Specialist and Team Physician for the University of Texas at Austin.

     

    Dr Pyron is currently the founder and president of Medicine in Motion. She is an active member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine. She maintains a relationship with the University of Texas by teaching classes for the Athletic Training students and by providing the Medical Director role for the Exercise In Aging Research Laboratory headed by Dr. Hiro Tanaka at the University of Texas. In 2012, Dr. Pyron also became certified in Musculoskeletal Sonography allowing her to provide diagnostic and procedural ultrasound exams in her office at the time of a patient visit!

     

    Dr. Pyron has lived and worked in Austin since 2003 and has developed extensive connections with specialized orthopedic surgeons, chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, athletic trainers, strength trainers, and other healthcare professionals who provide excellent service. She enjoys working together as a team with a variety of healthcare professionals to provide customized and optimal care for her patients.

     

    Although Dr. Pyron also has training and is board certified as a family physician, she prefers to limit her practice to sports medicine. This means that she wants you to maintain your relationship with your family doctor, but see her for sports injuries, training questions, or illnesses which affect your activity level. Please let her know how she may best help you!

     

    In her off time, Dr. Pyron enjoys a variety of outdoor and sports activities including soccer, softball, running, biking, mountain biking, strength training, yoga, swimming, and sailing.