When should a person seek help?

If a serious physical illness is present (such as being very underweight), the individual should get prompt medical care. However, eating disorders are not necessarily dependent upon a person’s weight. In fact, even larger bodied people who have recently lost weight can have anorexia. If you suspect that you or someone you know has an eating disorder, seek help immediately. Eating disorders can become increasingly dangerous the longer they go untreated. In severe cases, eating disorders can be fatal.

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