There are a lot of health effects of eating disorders that one may suffer from if they will not take action about it now. Eating disorders are associated with mental health. We need to have a sound mind to also have a sound body.
Here are some Health Effects of Eating Disorders:
1. Weak Muscle Tone
As you suffer from an eating disorder, your body will not get the nutrition it needs therefore, your muscles will be denser than normal. It will make it hard for you to be active if you have weak muscles.
2. Low Red Blood Cells Production
In order to have a healthy body, you also need to have healthy blood production. If you don’t eat most of the times since you are suffering from anorexia nervosa, your RBC production will be slower. This condition will make you feel lazy all the time. Not to mention, dizzy and weak.
3. Irregular Heartbeat
Your heart rate will be slower or faster depending on the individual’s reaction to an eating disorder. If you have bulimia nervosa, your electrolytes can also be affected which may cause your heart to fail and can be fatal.
4. Peptic Ulcer
This is common for people who skip their meals and then do binge eating. Your stomach has acid on it to digest the food you eat. If there’s nothing to digest, it can do harm in your stomach. After suffering without food, it will be harder to digest if you binge eat. The acid production may double to assist with the digestion making your stomach to work harder than ever. It may not function properly anymore and cause a peptic ulcer.
5. High Blood Pressure
If you are a binge eater, your blood pressure may suffer. Our body will adjust to the nutrients it gets when we eat. So when you eat too much, the blood pressure may rise as well to keep up.
These are just a few health effects of eating disorders on our body. Develop a healthy eating habit in order to avoid these in the future.