We know that eating disorders are associated with bone mass loss, and increased risk for developing osteoporosis and suffering bone fractures. There are a number of reasons why someone with an eating disorder could have impaired bone health, including reaching very low body weight or limiting their intake of essential nutrients.
Osteoporosis can develop silently, without someone even being aware, and can be difficult to treat. It is very important that you understand why it can happen and what you can do to protect your bones.
This leaflet will provide information on what osteoporosis is, what we know about osteoporosis in eating disorders and what you can do to protect your bones.
Help & Support
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