Eating disorders cause a wide variety of complications, some of them life-threatening. The more severe or long lasting the eating disorder, the more likely you are to experience serious complications. Complications may include:

  • Death
  • Heart problems
  • Multiple organ failure
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts or behavior
  • Absence of menstruation (amenorrhea)
  • Bone loss
  • Stunted growth
  • Digestive problems
  • Kidney damage
  • Severe tooth decay
  • High or low blood pressure
Feb. 08, 2012