Anorexia Complications - Topic Overview

Almost half of people who have anorexia nervosa will eventually develop symptoms (binge-purge behaviors) of another eating disorder called bulimia nervosa.1

Long-term or severe anorexia also can cause serious medical complications, such as:2

If left untreated, many of these conditions can lead to death. Up to 8 out of 100 people who have anorexia will eventually die from complications of malnutrition or from suicide.3 But restoring healthy eating habits and good nutrition may reverse many of the complications of anorexia.

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