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Health Risks for OSFED & Other Eating Disorders

The health risks associated with other eating disorders and feeding disorders (OSFED) are numerous and varied, as these conditions can involve any number of maladaptive eating or exercise behaviors.

Serious health risks can include:

  • Organ failure
  • Osteoporosis
  • Muscle loss and weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Electrolyte and chemical imbalances
  • Tooth decay and staining
  • Irregular bowel movements/constipation
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Heart disease
  • Type II diabetes mellitus and/or gallbladder disease

Due to a heightened mortality rate associated with eating disorders, even death can occur if proper treatment is not sought. In fact, research has found a mortality rate of 5.2 percent for unspecified eating disorders.

Get help before OSFED health risks become serious

Like any eating disorder, those suffering from orthorexia, body dysmporphia, exercise compulsion, diabulimia or another form of OSFED can experience serious health complications and consequences.

Please call us at 877-825-8584 to schedule a free, confidential consultation with an ERC Masters-level clinician who can help you or a loved one seek treatment and receive medical stabilization.

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