A 24-year-old member asked:
If you have anorexia, what are your chances of becoming infertile?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Depends: The severity of the disease indicate the severity of the larger physiological consequences.
6.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Chances Are Good: Depending on the amount of body fat a woman has lost, anorexia nervosa is associated with infertility. Hormones, necessary for normal functioning of the female repoductive system, are partially manufactured in fat cells. No fat= no hormones. Eating disorders can be deadly, with a 25% mortality rate if untreated..!
5.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 18, 2014
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