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Medical and Psychological Complications from an Eating Disorder

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Medical Problems

If not stopped, starving, stuffing, and purging can lead to irreversible physical damage and even death. Eating disorders can affect every cell, tissue, and organ in the body. The following is a partial list of the medical dangers associated with anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder.

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Psychological Problems

It is a sad paradox that the person who develops an eating disorder often began with a diet, believing that weight loss would lead to improved self-confidence, self-respect, and self-esteem. The cruel reality is that persistent under eating, binge eating, and purging have the opposite effect. Eating disordered individuals typically struggle with one or more of the following complications:

Important: Eating disorders are treatable, and people do recover from them. The above complications, or threat of them developing, should encourage people to seek treatment, not give up and sink into despair. Sooner is better than later. The sooner treatment is begun, the sooner the person can develop personal strength and begin to create a life worth living.

This information is taken with permission from: ANRED logo  at http://www.anred.com

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