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If you have anorexia, what are your chances of becoming infertile?

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Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Depends: The severity of the disease indicate the severity of the larger physiological consequences.
Dr. Kevin Passer
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..!

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