Health Tip: Eating Disorder Can Hurt Your Child

Here are possible health consequences

Please note: This article was published more than one year ago. The facts and conclusions presented may have since changed and may no longer be accurate. And "More information" links may no longer work. Questions about personal health should always be referred to a physician or other health care professional.

(HealthDay News) -- An eating disorder, such as binge eating, bulimia or emotional eating, can be dangerous at any age, particularly for a teenager.

The American Academy of Family Physicians mentions these potential health consequences of an eating disorder:

  • Weight gain or loss.
  • Difficulty concentrating.
  • Problems of the stomach, heart, teeth or kidneys.
  • Osteoporosis.
  • Dry skin.
  • In severe cases, death.


Last Updated: