Eating disorders delay pregnancy

Posted by: drchasrani on: June 18, 2012

With media propaganda, all women want to have “zero” figure. As a result eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia develops. Such eating disorders come in way of pregnancy. Women planning a pregnancy should seek help for an eating disorder.                                                    Team@CMHF.

Women with a history of eating disorders may struggle to fall pregnant quickly, research suggests. They are also more than twice as likely to need fertility treatment, a study says.

Would-be mothers should seek help early for any symptoms of eating disorders, say researchers. They may need extra support during and after pregnancy.

This research highlights that there are risks to fertility associated with eating disorders.

Author added: “Women planning a pregnancy should ideally seek treatment for their eating disorder symptoms prior to conception, and health professionals should be aware of eating disorders when assessing fertility and providing treatment for this.”

Eating disorders are very serious illnesses that are depriving the body of the nutrients that it needs. They can have long-term health consequences.

Reference: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-14370824

 

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