Doctors say eating disorders may be hard to detect in loved ones, so look out for trends like extreme diets, excessive exercise, rapid weight loss, and frequent trips to the bathroom after eating. Then, seek treatment right away.

“That can affect their bone density. They can have stress fractures. They can certainly have problems with passing out and having seizures or other medical issues, especially if they’re purging by vomiting,” said Dr. Patricia Westmoreland with the Medical Center of Aurora.

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