What is the dying process in anorexia

What are the consequences of an eating disorder?

Eating disorders are fatal in up to 10% of cases. Eating disorders are therefore serious diseases that become more dangerous the longer they are left untreated. Permanent damage to the organs, heart problems, depression and even suicide are unfortunately not uncommon.
Up to 30% of people with anorexia have had their disease for many years; up to 20% die of the consequences within twenty years of the onset of the disease. Many sufferers become sterile from the disease. In young women between the ages of 15 and 24, anorexia is the leading cause of death. About 0.5% of people with bulimia die from their illness or its consequences; up to 20% suffer from bulimia their whole life.
Some of those affected with anorexia or bulimia later become overweight or obese.


Anyone with an eating disorder needs to know that their body, future and even life are at stake.

It should also be taken into account that an eating disorder always puts a heavy strain on the entire personal environment. Parents, siblings and close friends in particular can sometimes suffer from the disease just as much as the person directly affected.


Support and treatment are therefore absolutely necessary - the sooner the better!

Because: The earlier the eating disorder is recognized and treated, the greater the chances of overcoming the disease and avoiding permanent physical and mental consequences of the eating disorder.

Items: "My way to the perfect, (un) controlled woman"
H.P. My way to the perfect, (un) controlled woman. PSY & PSY number 1/2012: April 2012: 9-10.