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How do binge-eating disorder, anorexia and bulimia nervosa affect the lifespan?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Greatly

Untreated or under treated, eating disorders as a whole have up to a 25% mortality rate.
That means that eating disorders can be deadly. Studies show treatment helps, and the more treatment, the lower the risk of complications and death.

In brief: Greatly

Untreated or under treated, eating disorders as a whole have up to a 25% mortality rate.
That means that eating disorders can be deadly. Studies show treatment helps, and the more treatment, the lower the risk of complications and death.
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Chronic

Binge eating can lead to overweight, obesity, and related disorders, e.
g. Diabetes, high lipids, hypertension, etc. Bulimia can cause dental, sinus, gastrointestinal, kidney issues. Electrolyte abn. Can cause (fatal) rhythm disturbances. Anorexia nervosa can cause arrythmias, kidney problems, etc.- can be fatal (karen carpenter ring a bell?) all can cause additional emotional issues.

In brief: Chronic

Binge eating can lead to overweight, obesity, and related disorders, e.
g. Diabetes, high lipids, hypertension, etc. Bulimia can cause dental, sinus, gastrointestinal, kidney issues. Electrolyte abn. Can cause (fatal) rhythm disturbances. Anorexia nervosa can cause arrythmias, kidney problems, etc.- can be fatal (karen carpenter ring a bell?) all can cause additional emotional issues.
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Dr. Heidi Nelson
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Erodes teeth too.

Among many other serious consequences, it can also wreak havoc on the teeth causing acid erosion.
Nutrition suffers making the general health even worse. Psychologically, loss of attractive appearance perpetuates the cycle. It all adds up to a shortened, less healthy and fulfilled lifespan.

In brief: Erodes teeth too.

Among many other serious consequences, it can also wreak havoc on the teeth causing acid erosion.
Nutrition suffers making the general health even worse. Psychologically, loss of attractive appearance perpetuates the cycle. It all adds up to a shortened, less healthy and fulfilled lifespan.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Eating DO

Depends on severity and if treatment is saught early.

In brief: Eating DO

Depends on severity and if treatment is saught early.
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