Can Anorexia and Bulimia Cause Infertility?

Can Anorexia and Bulimia Cause Infertility?

Many women suffer from eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia. While these eating disorders can affect many aspects of a woman’s life, they definitely have a huge effect on fertility as well, and many women do not realize it. Some experts estimate that as many as 1 in 5 women who suffer from infertility have problems conceiving as a result of an eating disorder. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Women who suffer from eating disorders will have a lack of nutrition, problems with their hormones, and their major organs as well. All of these things can and do contribute to fertility problems in women who have eating disorders. When all of these things are combined, it makes it very hard for a woman to conceive. Some of the fertility issues associated with eating disorders are things like PCOS, poor egg health, amenorrhea or absent periods, irregular periods, irregular ovulation, ovarian failure, and even repeated miscarriage.

As far as the female reproductive system goes, one of the worst things that can be done to it is an eating disorder, as these disorders get the entire reproductive system out of whack. Women with an eating disorder who want to conceive should seek help as soon as possible to improve their chances of conceiving and to make things easier. The good news is that, with proper treatment, more than 70 to 80 percent of women with eating disorders can go on to have successful pregnancies.

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Lindsey Zaldivar
Lindsey Zaldivar | ConceiveEasy
Lindsey lives in Roselle, Illinois with her husband and son Harry. In between keeping up with a busy toddler, she enjoys blogging about parenting, cooking, crafting at The Accidental Wallflower.