Alternate Names : Anorexia
What can be done to prevent the disease?
It may not be possible to prevent the onset of anorexia. However, it is very important to recognize and treat it early. The longer the disease goes on, the more difficult it is to treat.
What are the long-term effects of the disease?
Five to 10% of the individuals with diagnosed anorexia die from the condition. It can cause dehydration, malnutrition, and salt imbalances. It can affect the brain and muscles. It may also affect the reproductive tract, bowels, stomach, and other body organs. It can cause serious heart problems, including:
congestive heart failure
sudden cardiac arrest and death
People with anorexia may have trouble developing healthy relationships. The person also may be limited in the ability to succeed at school and work.