What are the effects of anorexia?

See fact sheet. Fact sheet: http://www.Womenshealth.Gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/anorexia-nervosa.Cfm.

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What are the effects of anorexia on pregnancy?

Poor fetal growth . If you are suffering from anorexia while pregnant then your baby could have issues with growth and development. Depending on the severity and timing of the anorexia, the baby could have congenital anomalies or growth delay. Read more...

Could you tell me what type of effects would anorexia pose to a growing girl?

Delayed menarche. Menstrual period onset may be delayed bone growth and strength may occur, leading to a risk of osteoporosis. Read more...
Deadly Disease! Anorexia ravages your bones, skin, brain and heart. One in five girls die from the disease. Please get her help with a psychologist and reputable center! One typical profile in an anorexic girl is one (sometimes two) controlling parent. Investigate this in your group therapy and gain insight into the family dynamic. Parental control issues (especially around meals) will spiral her disease. Read more...

What are the social effects of anorexia?

Isolation & Anorexia. Anorexia can lead to irritability, mood swings, difficulties thinking and avoidance of social events that involve food. All of these can lead to social isolation and estrangement. Anorexia nervosa is potentially life threatening too, so it is important to seek medical attention if one is concerned they or a loved one suffers from anorexia. Read more...
Great question. Anorexia can effect people in many ways socially. For example, the person with anorexia can be afraid to go out to eat with friends, because excuses will have to be made up for not eating. In addition, people with anorexia often have low self esteem and body image issues, so dating and intimacy can sometimes be challenging. Seeing a mental health professional is very important to fight anorexia. Read more...

What physical effects of anorexia and bulimia are there?

Serious/ complicated. Anorexia: loss of menstruation, hair loss, osteoporosis, slowing of the thyroid gland, slow heart rate , are all symtoms of the body trying to protect itself from starvation. Bulemia: if it involves binging and purging; can erode the teeth, can cause loss of electrolytes tha are essential for the heart. Purging can cause a tear in the esophagus which could be life threatenning. Get help! Read more...

What effects would anorexia or bulimia nervosa have on the long-term health of a woman?

Malnutrition. Both of these disorders are known to cause malnutrition, which can be life threatenting. There are other health consequences as well, but they depend on individual circumstances. Read more...