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Chapter 5: What are the Dangers of Eating Disorders?
Often the sufferers of eating disorders are not aware of the damage they are doing to their body. This chapter examines the health risks and long-term dangers of these disorders.
Eating disorders are very serious illnesses. Many people find it too frightening to learn about the dangers but it is very important to face the truth. Recovery from an eating disorder can only take place when you understand the damage that you are doing to yourself and say: “I WANT to get better”. Each of the eating disorders has many dangers, although often the problems overlap between the different illnesses.
Anorexia is not a comfortable illness to have. If you have anorexia, you ...