What Are Some Of The Health Problems Associated With Anorexia Associated, Bulimia Associated, And Binge-eating Disorder? Explain, From A Physiological Stand Point, How Eating Disorders May Lead To Health Problems.


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karen Chambre answered
Some of the effects of Bulimia and anorexia  can include, stomach acid moving into the mouth.
This can wear away teeth’s enamel. Cavities and gum infections are
common in people with bulimia . The stomach acid also irritates the
esophagus and can cause acid reflux. Salivary glands can become swollen
and noticeable to others.
Problems with digestion can include stomach ulcers, stomach pains, as
well as bloating. Repeated vomiting and/or excessive use of laxatives
can cause dehydration and/or malnourishment.
The cardio vascular system is
affected in several different ways. Consequences can include irregular
heartbeats, weakening of the heart muscles, and possible blockages to
the heart.Dehydration causes electrolyte deficiencies that can impair
kidney functions.The longer an individual suffers from bulimia, the more likely damage
to the skin, bones, and hair may occur. This is due to deficiencies of
nutrients because of vomiting, or laxative use, resulting in
dehydration. Prolonged dehydration contributes to deficiencies in
essential nutrients that are responsible for the problems associated
with skin, bones, and hair.
Hormonal problems can occur because of bulimia. People can skip menstrual periods.  Reduction of hormones produced in the adrenal glands can slow down which can result in

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Laura Tiller Profile
Laura Tiller answered


  • Severe mood swings, depression
  • Lack of energy and weakness
  • Slow thinking, poor memory, trouble concentrating
  • Dry, yellowish skin and brittle nails
  • Constipation and bloating
  • Tooth decay and gum damage
  • Dizziness, fainting and headaches
  • Growth of fine hair all over the body
  • Blood problems including anemia
  • Low blood pressure, slow heart rate, heart palpitations, heart failure
  • Hair thinning
  • Kidney stones, kidney failure
  • Stoppage of periods
  • Bone loss
  • Trouble getting pregnant
  • Easily bruising skin
  • Low body temperature, gets cold easily

Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Read these blogs...1.Things to know about Anorexia 2. Bulimia: Binge/Purge cycle 3. Compulsive Over Eating , it gives a clear understanding on eating disorders and problems they inflict to health.

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