Health Tip: Eating Disorder Can Hurt Your Child

(HealthDay News) -- An eating disorder, such as binge eating, bulimia or emotional eating, can be dangerous at any age, particularly for a teenager.

The American Academy of Family Physicians mentions these potential health consequences of an eating disorder:

  • Weight gain or loss.
  • Difficulty concentrating.
  • Problems of the stomach, heart, teeth or kidneys.
  • Osteoporosis.
  • Dry skin.
  • In severe cases, death.