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Why are eating disorders dangerous?

Millions of people of all ages and genders around the world suffer from eating disorders. Eating disorders can harm your health because you often don’t get the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy and function properly. According Harmony United Psychiatric Care. Eating disorders can affect major organ systems in the body, putting your life at risk.

Anorexia nervosa can cause:

  • Osteopenia or osteoporosis
  • Brittle hair and nails
  • Low iron levels and weak muscles
  • Constipation
  • Low blood pressure
  • Drop in body temperature

Bulimia can cause:

Binge eating disorder can cause:

What causes an eating disorder?

Eating disorders are incredibly complex diseases. There are usually a variety of causes involved, including mental health, genetic and biological factors, and the everyday social environment. Everyone’s situation is unique, but there is a list of common risk factors, including:

Today, popular media doesn’t always show a diverse range of body shapes and sizes. Fashion magazines, social media, and television often advertise a particular body type as ideal, such as lean or muscular. This unrealistic societal norm may play a role in the development of body dissatisfaction and eating disorders.

Effects of Eating Disorders You Should Take Seriously

Source: Meredith MacKenzie – Parallel Wellness/Youtube

Eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating should all be taken seriously. Eating disorders are serious mental and medical conditions that can have long-term effects. In this video, Meredith MacKenzie shares the common effects of eating disorders on the body and the side effects of eating disorder recovery. Whether you’re researching anorexia, bulimia, recovery from binge eating disorder, or just want to learn more, Meredith shares helpful tips.

Medical Complications of Eating Disorders

Source: KeltyMental Health

In this video, Dr. Pei-Yoong Lam, Adolescent Medicine Physician in the Provincial Specialty Eating Disorders Program for Children and Adolescents at BC Children’s Hospital, discusses the medical complications associated with eating disorders. nutrition in children and adolescents.

If you are in a crisis and need help immediately, text “NEDA” to 741741 to be connected with a Crisis Text Line trained volunteer. Crisis text line provides free, 24/7 support via text message to people struggling with mental health issues, including eating disorders and experiencing crisis situations.

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