Anorexia Health Topics
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Anorexia is an eating disorder characterized by an irrational fear of gaining weight -- even when dangerously thin. As this eMedTV article explains, anorexia can lead to severe health risks, including cardiac arrest, brittle bones, and brain damage.
There are many long-term effects from anorexia, and bone loss is one of the most common. In this section of the eMedTV library, the link between anorexia and bone loss is discussed, including the causes and treatment.
Osteoporosis often results in brittle bones that are easily fractured. This part of the eMedTV library provides a general overview of this condition, including what it is, how it develops, how it is treated, and more.