Lege Artis Medicinae

[Gynecological correlations of eating disorders]

GALIGER-DOBOS Kitty1,2, TÚRY Ferenc1

JULY 20, 2019

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2019;29(06-07)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.33616/lam.29.030

[In recent decades, the incidence of eating disorders (its two major forms are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa) has increased, their course has been delayed, and their complications are becoming more frequent and severe. Eating disorders cannot only damage physical and mental health but also affect reproductive health, future mothers and their children. Understanding the biological and psychosocial factors that explain the gynecological conditions related to eating disorders is essential regarding fertility and pregnancy. The present review summarizes data published from 2000 about the gynecological effects of eating disorders. In daily practice, the multidisciplinary collaboration is particularly important to pro­vide women with eating disorders with comprehensive care. The appropriate information of women who plan to have children is essential in order to increase the likelihood of conception and reduce the risk of miscarriage. ]

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  1. Semmelweis Egyetem, Magatartástudományi Intézet
  2. Heim Pál Országos Gyermekgyógyászati Intézet, Mentálhigiéniai Központ

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