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It is important to recognize that your loved one still needs patience from you as they continue to learn how to communicate their emotions in a healthy way. There is no such thing as the perfect dancer.

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In the case of a celebrity death, the media provides coverage. Ultimately, people suffering from anorexia risk starvation or suicide. In an effort to maintain control and prevent weight gain, they then purge the food by vomiting or abusing laxatives, emetics or diuretics.

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Thyroid problems are extremely common population-wide and are an issue for some in recovery from eating disorders as well. Low blood pressure and irregular heart rhythms also occur, and the risk of heart failure increases as the disease progresses. The National Eating Disorder Association states that the mortality rate for anorexia is higher than that of any other mental illness.

Bone density often decreases due to a lack of calcium and vitamin D, causing premature osteoporosis and increasing the risk of bone fractures. For individuals struggling with an eating disorder spurred from pressures or dysfunctions in their family, this summer break readjustment is exacerbated. Because the truth is, an eating disorder is an unhealthy, maladaptive coping technique.

Due to severe calorie restrictions, the body does not receive adequate energy through food, and its processes slow down in order to conserve energy. In the treatment of eating disorders, mirror neurons play an interesting role.

With the right kind of help, you or your loved one can start on the path toward recovery. This binge-and-purge cycle may happen several times per week or, in severe cases, several times per day. Female Athlete Triad Syndrome is a dangerous illness that can cause women who are extreme in their sports to have lifelong health concerns.