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Judith E. Brown
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Health problems related to anorexia nervosa resolve after the eating disorder is successfully treated.

_______ True

_______ False

Summary Introduction

To determine: Whether the statement “Health problems related to anorexia nervosa resolve after the eating disorder is successfully treated.” is true or false

Introduction: Eating disorders are serious conditions characterized by irregular eating habits and severe distress about body shape or weight. A complex mixture of behavioral, psychological, biological, and social factors cause these disorders. The symptoms of this disease vary depending upon the type of eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, binge eating, and bulimia.

Explanation

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder which is characterized by weight loss. Women who have eating disorders like anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa can face problems such as low fertility, preterm delivery, and miscarriage. This is because the level of Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) is decreased due to extreme energy restriction. This leads to altered luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) levels. Without enough stimulation of these hormones, the ovarian follicles do not grow and sufficient level of estrogen is not produced...

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