Binge Eating Disorder Health Risks
There is no shortage of health risks associated with binge eating disorder. The longer the condition remains untreated, the greater the impact it will have on one’s quality of life. It’s imperative to receive consultation from a specialized eating disorder treatment provider as soon as possible.
Physical complications can include:
- Heart disease
- Adult-onset diabetes
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Gallbladder disease
- Musculoskeletal problems
- Gastrointestinal complications
- Sleep apnea
- Infertility or pregnancy issues (women)
Binge eating disorder can also result in severe behavioral consequences, including:
- Severe anxiety
- Social isolation
Binge Eating Disorder and Co-occurring Disorders
In addition to the host of physical complications, individuals with binge eating disorder commonly have other mental health conditions, including:
- Alcohol and substance abuse
- Personality disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Regain Your Life. Walden Can Help.
If you are concerned that you – or a loved one – may have an eating disorder, we are here to help. Please call 781-647-6727 to speak with a Walden eating disorders intake specialist, or complete the form on this page, to start the road to recovery.