Anorexia and Bulimia Complications Damage and Side Effects

This Is What Happens to a Human Body When Starved Over Time

Anorexia and bulimia complications damage and side effects . . . Trying to answer the question “What are the consequences of eating disorders” is unfortunately one of those “How long is a piece of string” questions. The potential for damage is almost unparalleled. As an anorexic or bulimic person is voluntarily starving themselves of the very ingredients required to sustain life itself – fairly obviously the repercussions are pretty serious if you consistently take away the essential building blocks of life. Here is a list of some of the potential problems that anorexia and bulimia sufferers are likely to inflict on themselves:

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Short and Long-Term Consequences of Anorexia and Bulimia

Mental Side Effects:

  • Feeling dull
  • Feeling Listless
  • Difficulty concentrating or focusing
  • Difficulty regulating mood


  • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Substance Abuse ( Alcohol, Drugs)

Heart Conditions:

  • Slow irregular, pulse
  • Low blood pressure
  • Dizziness
  • Faintness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain

Effect of Decreased Potassium Levels

which can lead to sudden death (Cardiac Arrest) Electrolyte imbalances which may lead to cardiac arrhythmias and cardiac arrest

Muscular Skeletal (Bones):

  • Stunted growth in children/teens
  • Stress fractures (broken bones more likely)
  • Osteoporosis ( due to lack of calcium absorption)


  • Enamel erosion
  • Loss of teeth ( falling out of mouth)
  • Gum disease
  • Swollen salivary glands, jaw, and cheeks from vomiting
  • Sore throat due to induced vomiting
  • Acid Reflux due to induced vomiting


  • Burning in throat due to acid coming up while vomiting
  • May vomit blood from small tear(s) in esophagus and other organs including small intestine & stomach lining
  • Rupture of the esophagus which could lead to death

Endocrine System:

  • Thyroid abnormalities
  • Low energy/fatigue
  • Cold intolerance
  • Low body temperature
  • Hair thins out and may fall out completely
  • Development of body hair as the body’s attempt to keep warm in weird places such as the lower back, knuckles, upper arms and neck.


  • Stomach may swell following eating or binging (causes discomfort, bloating, and gas)
  • Gastric rupture due to severe binge eating (which can lead to death)
  • Vomiting causes severe electrolyte imbalance which can lead to sudden cardiac arrest and death.


  • Frequent Constipation
  • Painful and irregular bowel movements

Complications Associated with Laxative Abuse:

  • Kidney complications
  • Colon Malfunctions or complete collapse of the colon
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Dehydration
  • Potassium depletion
  • Dependence on laxatives

Complications Associated with Ipecac Abuse:

  • Irregular heart beat
  • Rapid Heart Beat
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • If somehow released in blood stream by tear of the stomach, can cause immediate death

Anorexia and bulimia complications damage and side effects are clearlydevastating to the human body. We hope this brief guide has been helpful.

We wish you great success . . .

Kind regards

The Natural Health Concerns Team

Anorexia and Bulimia Complications Damage and Side Effects