Eating disorders are serious mental health disorders accompanied by a number of life-threatening physical and psychological complications.
Sadly, more people die from eating disorders than from any other specific psychiatric condition; half of the deaths of eating disorder sufferers are due to 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 of eating disorders also include developmental delays, both physically and cognitively.
Some higher weight and obese individuals with eating disorders face health risks including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other heart-related complications, as well as joint issues.
Health risks for a number of different eating disorders
It's never too late to seek help
If you have an eating disorder, it's important to recognize the seriousness of your condition. If you are interested in learning more about treatment for eating disorders, please call us at 877-825-8584 to schedule a free confidential consultation with an Eating Recovery Center Masters-level clinician.