Anorexia nervosa is a serious condition that can result in numerous medical complications: Extreme fatigue, metabolic disorders, osteoporosis (or thinning of the bones), infertility, electrolyte imbalances, bowel disorders, anemia, liver and kidney problems, heart problems, depression, mood swings, and in severe cases, death due to cardiac arrest.
Treatment is critical to avoiding complications. and recovering from anorexia nervosa. If you or someone you know may be suffering from this condition, it is important to seek help.
For information or help on anorexia nervosa, contact the Women’s Health.Gov, a department of the U.S. Department of Health & Human services at http://www.4woman.gov/faq/easyread/anorexia-etr.htm, the National Institute of Mental Health at http://www.nimh.nih.gov, or the Academy for Eating Disorders at http://www.aedweb.org.
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