Learn about the health risks associated with avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID).

These risks include:
Weight loss or being severely underweight.
Nutritional deficiencies (e.g., anemia or iron deficiency) and malnutrition that can be characterized by fatigue, weakness, brittle nails, dry hair/hair loss, difficulty concentrating, and reduction in bone density.
Growth failure in adolescents or an increased risk to not thrive. Many sufferers have stunted growth or have fallen off their growth curves for weight and height).
ARFID health risks are similar to anorexia risks

Complications associated with ARFID may mirror health risks of anorexia nervosa for low-weight patients.

These risks include:
Cardiac complications
Kidney and liver failure
Bone density loss/osteoporosis
Electrolyte imbalances
Low blood sugar
Bloating and other gastrointestinal issues.


By: Eating Recovery Center
Title: Health Risks of Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
Sourced From: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAN_qF4SLZE

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