Risk factors associated with Anorexia

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This is a touchy subject; it is however important to shed light on the seriousness of this disorder. There are numerous risk factors associated with anorexia. At its most extreme, it can be fatal. Death may suddenly occur. This may be a result of abnormalities in the body, such as abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias) or an imbalance of electrolytes. Minerals such as sodium, potassium and calcium maintain the balance of fluids in your body.

Other complications include:


  • Anaemia – deficiency in the number or quality of red blood cells.
  • Cardio vascular problems.
  • Bone density loss – increased risk of bone fractures.
  • Kidney problems.

If a person becomes extremely malnourished, every organ in the body can be damaged. This includes the brain and kidneys, and the damage may not be fully reversible. Even if the anorexia is under control. These are all long term risk factors which could leave a negative impact on the body, if not treated.

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