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Complications of Anorexia Nervosa

Complications list for Anorexia Nervosa:

The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Anorexia Nervosa includes:

See also the symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa and Anorexia Nervosa: Introduction.

Complications and sequelae of Anorexia Nervosa from the Diseases Database include:

Source: Diseases Database

See also the symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa and Anorexia Nervosa: Introduction.

Complications of Anorexia Nervosa:

There are many side effects of anorexia nervosa. Girls with anorexia usually stop having menstrual periods; this is a condition called amenorrhea. Anorexia may lead to dry skin and thinning hair. Anorexics may have a growth of fine hair all over their body as a natural defense mechanism against extreme weight loss. People suffering from anorexia may feel cold and are easily susceptible to illness. Mood swings are typical. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that one in ten anorexic cases ends in death from starvation, suicide or medical complications like heart attacks or kidney failure. Physical problems also include anemia, heart palpitations, bone loss, tooth decay, as well as inflammation of the esophagus. (Source: excerpt from Anorexia Nervosa: NWHIC)

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About complications:

Complications of Anorexia Nervosa are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Anorexia Nervosa. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa and complications of Anorexia Nervosa is unclear or arbitrary.


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