Eating disorders are serious mental health disorders with life-threatening physical and psychological complications. Sadly, more people die from eating disorders than from any other psychiatric condition and half of those deaths are from suicide.
Many eating disorder patients suffer from malnutrition, which can lead to serious organ damage and even death. For children, adolescents and young adults, the health risks also include developmental delays, both physically and cognitively.
Higher weight and obese patients also run the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other heart-related complications as well as joint issues.
Identify the health risks and seek help
If you have an eating disorder, it's important to recognize the seriousness of your condition. You should seek help from someone who is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders. Please call us at 877-825-8584 to schedule a free confidential consultation with an Eating Recovery Center Masters-level clinician.