Connection between infertility and eating disorders often overlooked (Examiner.com)
Chief Marketing Officer Julie Holland Faylor, MHS, CEDS is the National Eating Disorders Examiner. Read an excerpt below from her blog post "Connection between infertility and eating disorders often overlooked": When faced with fertility struggles, women often look to common causes for difficulty becoming pregnant, including endometriosis, ovulation issues, egg health, tubal factors and polycystic ovarian syndrome. But what many of these women do not realize is that the underlying cause of unexplained fertility issues can often be linked to disordered eating behaviors—intentional or not; occurring currently or in the past. A study in the journal Fertility and Sterility found that 90 percent of women with fertility issues who have a restricted calorie diet and have never been diagnosed with a clinical eating disorder began menstruating regularly – and 73 percent conceived quickly – when their weight increased to predicted ideal body weight. Interestingly, many of these women had previously undergone medical evaluation for fertility issues without a viable cause being discovered.... Visit her blog to read the article in its entirety.