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How is my body affected in anorexia?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Watch one woman's journey with the disease of anorexia. In this video, Dr. Oz talks her through the damage done to her body.

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder of malnourishment, which can affect all body systems. Some of the more common body changes that can be seen in those with anorexia nervosa are:

  • weight loss
  • fatigue and dizziness
  • hair loss
  • loss of tooth enamel
  • loss of muscle tone
  • loss of skin elasticity
  • low heart rate
  • low blood pressure
  • kidney problems

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