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Can muscle dysmorphia cause health complications?

Working out excessively can put a great amount of strain on your body. People with muscle dysmorphia sometimes damage their muscles, joints, cartilage, and other related areas. They are also at heightened risk for drug and steroid abuse and the related health risks of those substances. When eating disorders and/or steroid abuse is present, people with muscle dysmorphia may also suffer from cardiovascular disease or kidney failure.

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