Eating disorders affect people of all ages, but are
most common among young women. Eating disorders can create a myriad of
medical problems including permanent bone loss, temporary menstrual irregularities,
infertility, dehydration, and cardiac arrhythmias.
In some cases, these complications are severe enough to
But help is available for the eating disorder as well
as the medical complications for all who seek it.
If you have any questions regarding the medical complications
of eating disorders, please feel free to contact me by e-mail:
To obtain addresses and telephone numbers of organizations
for eating disorders:
To access the publication on eating disorders from the National
Institute of Mental Health:
To access additional links of interest:
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To go to the Forest Park Hospital Medical Education page:
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